Quantum models of cognition and decision
 Author/Creator
 Busemeyer, Jerome R. author.
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2012, ©2012.
 Physical description
 xv, 407 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Contributors
 Contributor
 Bruza, Peter David, 1962 author.
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 385402) and index.
 Contents

 1. Why use quantum theory for cognition and decision? Some compelling reasons 2. What is quantum theory? An elementary introduction 3. What can quantum theory predict? Predicting question order effects on attitudes 4. How to apply quantum theory? Accounting for human probability judgment errors 5. Quantum inspired models of concept combination 6. An application of quantum theory to conjoint memory recognition 7. Quantumlike models of human semantic space 8. What about quantum dynamics? More advanced principles 9. What is the quantum advantage? Applications to decision making 10. How to model human information processing using quantum information theory 11. Can quantum systems learn? Quantum updating 12. What are the future prospects for quantum cognition and decision?
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 Publisher's Summary
 Much of our understanding of human thinking is based on probabilistic models. This innovative book by Jerome R. Busemeyer and Peter D. Bruza argues that, actually, the underlying mathematical structures from quantum theory provide a much better account of human thinking than traditional models. They introduce the foundations for modeling probabilisticdynamic systems using two aspects of quantum theory. The first, 'contextuality', is a way to understand interference effects found with inferences and decisions under conditions of uncertainty. The second, 'quantum entanglement', allows cognitive phenomena to be modeled in nonreductionist ways. Employing these principles drawn from quantum theory allows us to view human cognition and decision in a totally new light. Introducing the basic principles in an easytofollow way, this book does not assume a physics background or a quantum brain and comes complete with a tutorial and fully workedout applications in important areas of cognition and decision.
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 Publication date
 2012
 Copyright date
 2012
 Responsibility
 Jerome R. Busemeyer, Peter D. Bruza.
 ISBN
 9781107011991 (hardback)
 110701199X (hardback)