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Entanglement and quantum structures

Another mechanism that connects seemingly independent phenomena into larger wholes is “entanglement”, a non-intuitive, mathematical concept that originates in quantum physics, but which we have been applying to a growing number of other domains: quantum logic, quantum computation, quantum cognition and most recently quantum information retrieval. CLEA researchers are considered pioneers in the application of quantum structures to explain cognitive phenomena such as concepts, decision-making, and perception. For example, former CLEA director Diederik Aerts was featured in New Scientist as one of the initiators of the approach, while he published a “most cited” paper on the topic in the Journal of Mathematical Psychology.