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Type: Conference paper
Title: Response time distributions in partially-coherent quantum walk models for simple decision tasks
Author: Fuss, I.
Navarro, D.
Citation: Proceedings of the 30th Annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 23-26 July, 2008: pp. 1460-1465
Publisher: Cognitive Science Society
Publisher Place: USA
Issue Date: 2008
ISBN: 9780976831846
Conference Name: Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (30th : 2008 : Washington DC)
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Ian G. Fuss and Daniel J. Navarro
Abstract: Psychological models for two-choice decision tasks typically model the probability that a particular response is made at time t via the first-passage time to an absorbing boundary for some stochastic process. In contrast to the most commonly used models which use classical random walks for the underlying process, a recent paper by Busemeyer, Wang, and Townsend (2006) proposed that quantum walks may provide an interesting alternative. In this paper, we extend this work by introducing a class of partially-coherent quantum walk models that can be applied to human two-choice tasks. The models trace out a path from quantum to classical models, preserving some of the desirable features of both. We discuss the properties of these models, and the implications for modeling simple decisions.
Keywords: decisions; response time; quantum mechanics
Rights: © the authors
RMID: 0020085094
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