“Workshops on quantum and cognition”
Ramón Castillo (UTalca)
César Villacura (UTalca)
Tomás Veloz (DICTA)
Quantum theory is one of the most challenging theories in physics because it starts from notions that do not accommodate our traditional understanding of what the universe is. Indeed, notions such as particle, position, and speed, are questioned by the theory and understood from new and seemingly contradictory principles such as superposition, context, and entanglement.
Recently, some researchers such as Diederik Aerts, Massimiliano Sassoli de Bianchi, Sandro Sozzo, and Tomas Veloz (all of them members of DICTA) have proposed that those notions, fundamental to quantum theory, might be a good explanatory framework for our sometimes irrational ways to think and behave. In addition, they together with several other researchers in different parts of the world have applied the mathematical formalism of quantum theory to successfully model cognitive phenomena such as information processing by the human brain, language, decision making, human memory, concepts and conceptual reasoning, human judgment, and perception.
In this cycle of workshops, we invite experts in quantum theory and in cognitive science to present their perspectives and to discuss the development of novel and fundamental ideas for our understanding of cognition. The workshops are intended to an interdisciplinary audience. So the lectures are not very technical.