“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.


Tomás Veloz, PhD – Quantum Cognition: History, Development and Perspectives.

Karl Svozil, PhD- Quantum vs Classical Physics and their Relationship to Cognitive Phenomena.

Z. Joyce Wang, PhD – Empirical Foundations of Quantum Cognition.

David Alleysson, PhD – Color Psychophysics as Geometrical Model for Relativistic Quantum Mechanics.

Yasmín Navarrete, Msc- Relativistic Quantum Color Vision.

Modeling Human Memor with quantum computer technology.

Metaphors and models: Quantum Entanglement in physics and beyond.

Against Particle Metaphysics and Collapses Within Quantum Entanglement.

Quantum-like cognition and irrationality of Human Behavior.

Counterintuitive Probablities in Quantum Measurements.

Enrique Canessa, PhD. – Un Modelo Basado en Agentes para el Desarrollo del Significado Compartido.

Nicolas Marchant, PhD(c) – Modelos Computacionales de Categorización Bajo Aprendizaje Probabilístico.

Sergio Chaigneau, PhD. – Modelamiento del Razonamiento Probabilístico-Causal.

Peter Gärdenfors, PhD. – Generics as Concept-based Expectations.

Martha Lewis, PhD. – Compositionality in Conceptual Spaces.

Igor Douven, PhD. – Analogical Reasoning in Conceptual Spaces.

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