Quantum-like behavior of classical systems'International Symposium on Quantum Interaction'
Bohmian mechanics is an example for a classical theory with a (Newtonian) ontology which reproduces all features of quantum mechanics. It is often used as a “classical” formulation of quantum mechanics, but in this article we invert the argument: Bohmian mechanics proves that there are classical systems which can show a quantum-like behavior; in particular, such models are able to explain non-classical probabilities.
We analyze the general structure of Bohmian-type models and argue, that neural processes related to the correlates of mental states are likely to follow a dynamics which is similar to this class of models. Therefore, it may not be too surprising that cognitive phenomena under certain circumstances show a quantum-like behavior.
The article was published in: Springer: 196-206. Proceedings of: 'International Symposium on Quantum Interaction'
This work was supported (in part) by the Fetzer Franklin Fund of the John E. Fetzer Memorial Trust.