Extending Quantum-like framework of decision update

Feb 26, 2023 | Research Blog

Extending Quantum-like framework of decision making to group decision making, organization behaviors, or social networking.

Dr Patra is now involved in some projects related to quantum-like framework in decision science, and in quantum foundations.

A book project with eminent Indian Scientist Professor Partha Ghose is developing, where a new framework of decision-making is built, which the authors call Hilbert space modelling of cognition.

This framework is based on philosophical principles, namely, Contextuality creating realities, ontological uncertainty in cognition, and entanglement like structures in cognition.

The mathematical language is based on quantum science, but there are foundational differences also, for example, there is no need for a physical quantization rule, or the use of Plank’s constant, which is at the heart of quantum mechanics.

The book project is estimated to be finished by a couple of months. Sudip is working with Scientist Menas Kafatos in the direction of quantum foundations, where they jointly explore a world view they call ‘quantum-like’ reality, where broader philosophical principles are at the base, and there might be deep interlinkages between different disciplines. With Complexity Scientist Stuart Kauffman, Sudip has proposed a testable theory of emergence of classical world.

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