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ICEF Research Seminar, Ariane Lambert ép. Mogiljanski (Paris School of Economics)

On Thursday, March 26 at 4.40 pm, room 3211  (Shabolovka str. 26) ICEF held the Research Seminar.
Speaker: Ariane Lambert ép. Mogiljanski (Paris School of Economics)
Theme: "Our (represented) World: A Quantum-Like Object"

Abstract:  It has been suggested that observed cognitive limitations may be an expression of the quantum-like structure of the mind. In this paper we explore some implications of this hypothesis for learning i.e., for the construction of a representation of the world. For a quantum-like individual, there exists a multiplicity of mentally incompatible (Bohr complementary) but equally valid and complete representations (mental pictures) of the world. The process of learning i.e., of constructing a representation involves two kinds of operations on the mental picture. The acquisition of new data which is modelled as a preparation procedure and the processing of data which is modelled as an introspective measurement operation. This process is shown not converge to a single mental picture but can oscillate forever. We define a concept of entropy to capture relative intrinsic uncertainty. The analysis suggests a new perspective on learning. First, it implies that we must turn to double objectification as in Quantum Mechanics: the cognitive process is the primary object of learning. Second, it suggests that a representation of the world arises as the result of creative interplay between the mind and the environment. There is a degree of freedom that modifies the objective of rational learning.


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