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Technical Report: UTEP-CS-17-74a

To appear in: Van-Nam Huynh, Masahiro Inuiguchi, Dang-Hung Tran, and Thierry Denoeux (eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Integrated Uncertainty in Knowledge Modelling and Decision Making IUKM'2018, Hanoi, Vietnam, March 13-15, 2018.


Many aspects of human behavior seem to be well-described by formulas of quantum physics. In this paper, we explain this phenomenon by showing that the corresponding quantum-looking formulas can be derived from the general ideas of scale invariance, fuzziness, and copulas. We also use these ideas to derive a general family of formulas that include non-quantum and quantum probabilities as particular cases -- formulas that may be more adequate for describing human behavior than purely non-quantum or purely quantum ones.

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