Quantum Structure in Cognition

@article{Aerts2008QuantumSI,
  title={Quantum Structure in Cognition},
  author={Diederik Aerts},
  journal={arXiv: Mathematical Physics},
  year={2008}
}
  • Diederik Aerts
  • Published 25 May 2008
  • Philosophy
  • arXiv: Mathematical Physics

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