A Planck Radiation and Quantization Scheme for Human Cognition and Language

@article{Aerts2022APR,
  title={A Planck Radiation and Quantization Scheme for Human Cognition and Language},
  author={Diederik Aerts and Lester Beltran},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
  year={2022},
  volume={13}
}
As a result of the identification of “identity” and “indistinguishability” and strong experimental evidence for the presence of the associated Bose-Einstein statistics in human cognition and language, we argued in previous work for an extension of the research domain of quantum cognition. In addition to quantum complex vector spaces and quantum probability models, we showed that quantization itself, with words as quanta, is relevant and potentially important to human cognition. In the present… 

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