Quantum models of cognition

January 8, 2015


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A workshop on quantum models of cognition, at the frontier of philosophy, psychology, economics and physics, will be held at the MSHS in Nice (France) on January 8th, 2015 (SJA 3, avenue des diables bleus, Nice, MSHS - Salle plate, rez-de-chaussée).

Human cognition displays features that are known to be hard to model within classical frameworks: order effect (the answers given to two questions depend on the ordering of these questions), conjunction fallacy (a conjunction of events is more likely than a single of these events), and disjunction fallacy (an agent is more likely to be part of a subset than of a larger set). To account for these effects, a series of quantum models have recently been developped. They are quantum insofar as they use the mathematical tools employed in the contemporary physical theory of quantum mechanics. More generally, quantum models have been proposed to model other aspects of cognition, like memory, or to renew approaches in game theory.

This workshop is devoted to recent advances on these quantum models of cognition. It is an interdisciplinary workshop, that gathers specialists from
the various fields that contribute to the problems under discussion: economics,
psychology, cognitive sciences, physics, philosophy.


10h50, Fabien Mathy (Université Nice Sophia  Antipolis).

11h00, Thomas Boyer-Kassem (Université de Lorraine), Sébastien  Duchêne, & Eric Guerci (Université Nice Sophia Antipolis).
Testing quantum models of judgment for question order effects.

11h45, Ariane Lambert-Mogiliansky (Ecole d'Economie de Paris).
Our (represented) World - A Quantum-like object.

13h45, Hervé Zwirn (Université Paris 7).
Quantum formalism and decision theory.

14h30, Ismael Martínez-Martínez (University of Düsseldorf).
Basic Framework for Games with Quantum-like Players.

15h15, pause

15h45, Jacob Denolf (Ghent University).
Complementary Memory Types.

17h00, Thomas Boyer-Kassem (Université de Lorraine), Sébastien  Duchêne, & Eric Guerci (Université Nice Sophia Antipolis).
Testing quantum models of judgment for conjunction fallacy.

The organizers: Thomas Boyer-Kassem (Archives H. Poincaré, UMR  7117: CNRS, Université de Lorraine), Sébastien Duchêne et Éric Guerci  (GREDEG, UMR 7321: CNRS, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis), Fabien  Mathy (BCL, UMR 7320: CNRS, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis)


Thomas Boyer-Kassem
Post-doctorant / Post-doctoral fellow
Archives H. Poincaré (UMR 7117 : CNRS, Université de Lorraine), France

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