Entanglement of Conceptual Entities in Quantum Model Theory (QMod)

  • Diederik Aerts
  • Sandro Sozzo
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35659-9_11

Volume 7620 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
Aerts D., Sozzo S. (2012) Entanglement of Conceptual Entities in Quantum Model Theory (QMod). In: Busemeyer J.R., Dubois F., Lambert-Mogiliansky A., Melucci M. (eds) Quantum Interaction. QI 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7620. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

We have recently elaborated Quantum Model Theory (QMod) to model situations where the quantum effects of contextuality, interference, superposition, entanglement and emergence, appear independently of the microscopic nature of the entities giving rise to these situations. We have shown that QMod models without introducing linearity for the set of the states. In this paper we prove that QMod, although not using linearity for the state space, provides a method of identification for entangled states and an intuitive explanation for their occurrence. We illustrate this method for entanglement identification with concrete examples.

Keywords

Quantum cognition QMod entanglement concept combination 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diederik Aerts
    • 1
  • Sandro Sozzo
    • 1
  1. 1.Center Leo Apostel (CLEA)Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)BrusselsBelgium