Our (represented) World: A Quantum-Like Object

Abstract : It has been suggested that observed cognitive limitations may be an expression of the quantum-like structure of the mind. In this paper we explore some implications of this hypothesis for learning i.e., for the construction of a representation of the world. For a quantum-like individual, there exists a multiplicity of mentally incompatible (Bohr complementary) but equally valid and complete representations (mental pictures) of the world. The process of learning i.e., of constructing a representation involves two kinds of operations on the mental picture. The acquisition of new data which is modelled as a preparation procedure and the processing of data which is modelled as an introspective measurement operation. This process is shown not converge to a single mental picture but can evolve forever. We define a concept of entropy to capture relative intrinsic uncertainty. The analysis suggests a new perspective on learning. First, it implies that we must turn to double objectification as in Quantum Mechanics: the cognitive process is the primary object of learning. Second, it suggests that a representation of the world arises as the result of creative interplay between the mind and the environment. There is a degree of freedom that modifies the objective of rational learning.
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Ariane Lambert-Mogiliansky, François Dubois. Our (represented) World: A Quantum-Like Object. 2015. ⟨halshs-01152332⟩

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