Are Words the Quanta of Human Language? Extending the Domain of Quantum Cognition

  title={Are Words the Quanta of Human Language? Extending the Domain of Quantum Cognition},
  author={Diederik Aerts and Lester Beltran},
In previous research, we showed that ‘texts that tell a story’ exhibit a statistical structure that is not Maxwell–Boltzmann but Bose–Einstein. Our explanation is that this is due to the presence of ‘indistinguishability’ in human language as a result of the same words in different parts of the story being indistinguishable from one another, in much the same way that ’indistinguishability’ occurs in quantum mechanics, also there leading to the presence of Bose–Einstein rather than Maxwell… 

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