Entangling words and meaning

Bruza, Peter D., Kitto, Kirsty, McEvoy, Douglas, & McEvoy, Cathy (2008) Entangling words and meaning. In Second Quantum Interaction Symposium, March 26-28, 2008, Oxford University.


Human memory experiments appear to be generating "nonlocal" effects cite{Nelson:McEvoy:2007}. In this paper the possibility that words might be entangled in human semantic space is seriously entertained. This approach leads to a very natural picture of the way in which context might affect word association via the standard interpretation of quantum measurement. Two possible scenarios for testing such a hypothesis are suggested, both based upon potential violations of the CHSH inequality.

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ID Code: 11193
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: quantum interaction, quantum cognition
ISBN: 9781904987772
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > COGNITIVE SCIENCE (170200) > Cognitive Science not elsewhere classified (170299)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 (The authors)
Deposited On: 01 Sep 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:49

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