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Volume 12: Pages 662-668, 1999
Complementarity Principle and Cognition Process
Sisir Roy 1, Menas Kafatos 2
1Center for Earth Observing and Space Research, SCS and Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta 700 035 India
2Center for Earth Observing and Space Research, SCS and Department of Physics, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia 22030‐4444 USA
It is generally believed that the cerebellum's function is to help the brain coordinate movements, but the recent neurophysiological evidence challenges this dogma. Apart from being considered a specialized control box, the cerebellum participates in many activities of the brain, including cognition. Here we examine the correspondence between response and percept domains. It is proposed that there exists a principle similar to the complementarity principle in quantum mechanics that operates for response and percept domains.
Keywords: complementarity, response domain, percept domain, quantum mechanics, quantum filters, cognition
Received: June 5, 1998; Published online: December 15, 2008