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Foundations of Science

, Volume 7, Issue 1–2, pp 49–72 | Cite as

Systems of Logical Systems: Neuroscience and Quantum Logic

  • Gin McCollum
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Abstract

Nervous systems are intricately organized on many levels of analysis.The intricate organization invites the development of mathematicalsystems that reflect its logical structure. Particular logical structures and choices of invariants within those structures narrowthe ranges of perceptions that are possible and sensorimotorcoordination that may be selected. As in quantum logic, choicesaffect outcomes.

Some of the mathematical tools in use in quantum logic havealready also been used in neurobiology, including the mathematicsof ordered structures and a product like a tensor product. Astheoretical neurobiology is developed on its own foundation, wemay expect a rich dialogue between theoretical neurobiology andquantum logic.

neuroscience quantum logic sensorimotor 

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  • Gin McCollum
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  1. 1.Neurological Sciences InstituteOregon Health Sciences InstitutePortlandUSA, E-mail

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