January 31, 2014
Applications of Quantum Probability
Straightforward classical logic obviously doesn't entirely capture human decision making. Yet it often seems as if something logical exists in our illogic. Wonderful fodder for the arts! Now it turns out, amazingly enough, that human illogic, from a perspective of quantum probability, sometimes may not be so illogical at all. And in certain categories of cases quantum probability provides much more robust predictive power regarding judgment than we can obtain from classical reasoning. Quantum analysis applied to cognition is a brand new field. A very small number of psychologists are doing the work so I feel rather lucky that I was able to talk with Dr. Emmanuel Pothos, a leading theoretician. Sub speciē aeternitātis.