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    Default Quantum minds: why humans are illogical?

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    It's not what the article is saying, but after reading it I get the impression of this tautology: We are able to understand what we understand.

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    This is not very surprising. The link between neural networks and vector spaces is known to those with formal training in them.

    The fact that some Hilbert Space may be better suited for human reasoning than boolean algebra or even basic probability theory, is not surprising to me in the least.

    Still, I wonder, what is a "tall chihuahua"?

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    Associative rather than logical

    We think by association.

    However if we are literate, we have been trained in linear, sequential thinking and we can easily confuse linear, sequential thinking with logic.

    And if your country was the first in the world to achieve universal literacy, your whole culture is one dimensional. This is hard to see from the inside, beause it is taken for granted, but can be easily seen from the outside.

    And being one dimensional, we can loose sight of the fact that we think by association.

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    i didnt read the article cause i am on my mobile and too lazy, but i am a big fan of hilbert spaces xD
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    Neurons themselves are far too large to behave in a purely quantum mechanical way, so the comparison is analogous.

    I wouldn't say that the brain is a 'quantum computer', but I would agree that these techniques are a more natural way of modelling the way we think.

    I felt the article didn't really explain quantum computing well at all. The key word for me is superposition, the fact that the system can be in all of the possible states simultaneously. And if you like to think classically, then all of these (eigen)states are effectively interfering with one another (imagine the set of incorrect solutions cancelling one another out). Such that the system will provide the correct answer with high probability when an operation is performed (Depending on the quantum algorithm used).

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    I think they made it quite clear that it was the application of quantum mathematics to models of human reasoning, rather than quantum mechanics to neuroscience. Although one of the scientists made some interesting points/referenced some additional research in the comments section.
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    Yeah, the elephant who wrote this article, and the God-scientists mentioned in this article, and the extraterrestrial creature who defined the word "logic" are way more logical than the humans who put the words "ashtray" and "painting" in the wrong category. Don't even get me started on the computers that were created by Dementors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phobik View Post
    If a quantum tree, falls in a quantum forest, but no one is there to measure it, does it make a sound?
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