Quantum Effects in Linguistic Endeavors

Year: 2016

Authors: Arecchi F.T.

Autors Affiliation: Univ Firenze, Largo Enrico Fermi 6, I-50125 Florence, Italy;‎ INO CNR, Largo Enrico Fermi 6, I-50125 Florence, Italy

Abstract: Classifying the information content of neural spike trains, an uncertainty relation emerges between the bit size of a word and its duration. This uncertainty is ruled by a quantum constant whose numerical value has nothing to do with Planck’s constant. A quantum conjecture explains the onset and decay of the memory window connecting successive pieces of a linguistic text. The conjecture here formulated is applicable to other reported evidences of quantum effects in human cognitive processes, so far lacking a plausible framework since no efforts to assign a quantum constant have been associated.

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