Human Language: A Boson Gas of Quantum Entangled Cognitons

by   Diederik Aerts, et al.

We model a piece of text of human language telling a story by means of the quantum structure describing a Bose gas in a temperature close to a Bose-Einstein condensate near absolute zero. For this we introduce energy levels for the concepts (words) used in the story and we also introduce the new notion of 'cogniton' as the quantum of human language. Concepts (words) are then cognitons in different energy states as it is the case for photons in different energy states, states of different frequency radiation, when the considered boson gas would be light. We show that Bose-Einstein statistics delivers a very good model for these pieces of texts telling stories, as well for short stories as for long stories of the size of novels. We analyze an unexpected connection with Zipf's law in human language, the Zipf ranking relating to the energy levels of the words, and the Bose-Einstein graph coinciding with the Zipf graph. We investigate the issue of 'identity and indistinguishability' from this new perspective and conjecture that the way one can easily understand how two 'the same concepts' are 'absolutely identical and indistinguishable' in human language is also the way in which quantum particles are absolutely identical and indistinguishable in physical reality, providing new evidence for our conceptuality interpretation of quantum theory.


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