# How Brains Make Decisions

@inproceedings{Yukalov2013HowBM, title={How Brains Make Decisions}, author={Vyacheslav I. Yukalov and Didier Sornette}, year={2013} }

This chapter, dedicated to the memory of Mino Freund, summarizes the Quantum Decision Theory (QDT) that we have developed in a series of publications since 2008. We formulate a general mathematical scheme of how decisions are taken, using the point of view of psychological and cognitive sciences, without touching physiological aspects. The basic principles of how intelligence acts are discussed. The human brain processes involved in decisions are argued to be principally different from…

## 15 Citations

Quantum-based Decision Making Under Uncertainty in the Presence of Entanglement for the Development of Optimal Strategies in Engineering Design

- Business
- 2017

The work presented concerns the development of a quantum-based decision making model utilised in the identification of optimal strategies in engineering design under uncertainty in a quantum-like…

Evolutionary Processes in Quantum Decision Theory

- PhysicsEntropy
- 2020

The review presents the basics of quantum decision theory, with an emphasis on temporary processes in decision making, and explains how an operationally-testable, rational choice between alternatives differs from a choice decorated by irrational feelings.

Beliefs, Actions, and Rationality in Strategical Decisions.

- BusinessTopics in cognitive science
- 2021

A belief-action entanglement model is developed that provides a good account of the empirical results of interference effects obtained from a new experiment in which 493 participants played a six-stage centipede game against a computer agent.

Conceptual variables, quantum theory, and statistical inference theory

- Philosophy
- 2020

The simple consequences of an epistemic interpretation for some so called quantum paradoxes are discussed, and connections to statistical inference theory are discussed in a preliminary way, both through an example and through a brief discussion of quantum measurement theory.

Quantum Theory of Measurements as Quantum Decision Theory

- Physics
- 2015

It is shown that the correct mathematical foundation for the theory of measurements under uncertainty, as well as for quantum decision theory dealing with uncertain events, requires the use of positive operator-valued measure that is a generalization of projection- valued measure.

Aspects of Quantum Theory

- Physics
- 2018

The basic formalism of quantum theory is reviewed and put into my setting. In particular, spin and angular momentum are considered, and also e-variables like position and momentum. For the…

Role of collective information in networks of quantum operating agents

- EconomicsPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
- 2022

On Religious Faith, Christianity, and the Foundation of Quantum Mechanics

- PhilosophyEuropean Journal of Theology and Philosophy
- 2022

On several levels, there is now a debate whether the concept of God can be made compatible with modern science. In an attempt to elucidate this debate, I give an account of my own experiences from…

The Epistemic View Upon Science

- Physics
- 2018

This chapter gives the background for the book. Its relation to other views on the foundation of quantum theory are clarified and discussed. The fundamental notion of an e-variable (epistemic…

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