Extracting Spooky-activation-at-a-distance from considerations of entanglement

Bruza, Peter D., Kitto, Kirsty, Nelson, Douglas, & McEvoy, Cathy (2009) Extracting Spooky-activation-at-a-distance from considerations of entanglement. Lecture Notes in Computer Science : Quantum Interaction, 5494, pp. 71-83.

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Following an early claim by Nelson & McEvoy \cite{Nelson:McEvoy:2007} suggesting that word associations can display `spooky action at a distance behaviour', a serious investigation of the potentially quantum nature of such associations is currently underway. This paper presents a simple quantum model of a word association system. It is shown that a quantum model of word entanglement can recover aspects of both the Spreading Activation equation and the Spooky-activation-at-a-distance equation, both of which are used to model the activation level of words in human memory.

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ID Code: 18702
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Third International Symposium, QI 2009, Saarbrücken, Germany, March 25-27, 2009. Proceedings
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Keywords: quantum theory, human memory
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-00834-4_8
ISSN: 0302-9743
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
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Springer
Copyright Statement: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Deposited On: 02 Apr 2009 22:50
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2014 17:09

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