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If quantum probability = classical probability + bounded cognition; is this good, bad, or unnecessary?

Rakow, Tim (2013) 'If quantum probability = classical probability + bounded cognition; is this good, bad, or unnecessary?' Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 36 (03). pp. 304-305. ISSN 0140-525

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Abstract

Quantum probability models may supersede existing probabilistic models because they account for behaviour inconsistent with classical probability theory that are attributable to normal limitations of cognition. This intriguing position, however, may overstate weaknesses in classical probability theory by underestimating the role of current knowledge states and may under-employ available knowledge about the limitations of cognitive processes. In addition, flexibility in model specification has risks for the use of quantum probability.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Peer commentary on: Pothos, E.M., & Busemeyer, J.R. Can quantum probability provide a new direction for cognitive modeling? Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 36, 255-327 http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X12001525
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
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Date Deposited: 14 May 2014 11:47
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 11:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/9353

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