The Quantum Nature of Identity in Human Thought: Bose-Einstein Statistics for Conceptual Indistinguishability

  title={The Quantum Nature of Identity in Human Thought: Bose-Einstein Statistics for Conceptual Indistinguishability},
  author={Diederik Aerts and Sandro Sozzo and Tom{\'a}s Veloz},
  journal={International Journal of Theoretical Physics},
Increasing experimental evidence shows that humans combine concepts in a way that violates the rules of classical logic and probability theory. On the other hand, mathematical models inspired by the formalism of quantum theory are in accordance with data on concepts and their combinations. In this paper, we investigate a new connection between concepts and quantum entities, namely the way both behave with respect to ‘identity’ and ‘indistinguishability’. We do this by considering conceptual… 
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