Home Course on Quantum Cognition

School of Advanced International Studies for Applied


and Non Linear Methodologies of Physics

(Director prof. Elio Conte)


Department of Biomedical Sciences and Oncology - Section of Human Physiology -


University of Bari - Italy.


in collaboration with


Announce the course entitled

Applications of Quantum Mechanics in Psychology, Neurologic and Psychiatric Sciences

Directors : Elio Conte and Sultan Tarlaci



It is set up  a biannual course entitled Applications of Quantum Mechanics in Psychology , Neurologic and Psychiatric Sciences.

The course is  learning at distance and it is devoted to graduate students and scholars  in psychology, medicine, and psychiatry.

The aim of the course is to give specialization on some  advances that  have obtained in these years in the field of quantum cognition.

The course is arranged  to give  standard professional competence to psychologists, and neurologists in such advanced fields.

The course is divided in four semesters with exams and a final dissertation.


Overview of the course program

The First Year

The first  semester.

a) Cognitive Psychology (Orlando Todarello - Department of Neurological and Psychiatric Sciences, University of Bari - Italy )

b) Introduction to Psychophysiology (Antonio Federici - Department of Biomedical Sciences and Oncology - Section of Human Physiology, University of Bari – Italy)

c) Basic Foundations of  Quantum Mechanics by Clifford algebra (Elio Conte, Director of the course)
The course will be held with all the didactic requirements  to enable students, also so distant from mathematics and physics, to reach a basic knowledge on the foundations of quantum mechanics and its implications at the level of cognitive psychology.

The second semester:

d) Quantum Mechanics in Psychology. (Reinhard Blutner - University of Amsterdam and  Institut für deutsche Sprache und Linguistik, Humboldt University Berlin)
The course aims to give the basis on the manner in which quantum mechanics enters in psychology, and  the basic perspectives of  future  applications.

e) Explanation of Consciousness by Quantum mechanics (Huping Hu-. Director and Editor in Chief, Journal of Consciousness Exploration and Research, Ph.D., J.D., Quantum D. Inc., USA)

f) Quantum-like processing of information in the brain with applications to decision making, including games of Prisoner's dilemma type (Andrei Yuri Khrennikov - International Center for Mathematical Modeling in Physics and Cognitive Sciences, University of Vaxjo, Sweden)

The Second Year

The first Semester

g) Quantum Cognition and the theory of Concepts according to Quantum Mechanics
(Elio Conte)

h) Quantum theoretical explanation for human probability judgment errors;

i) Quantum theoretical explanation for question order effects in survey research (Jerome Busemeyer - Indiana University, USA)

j) Quantum Entanglement and its Perspectives in Psychology and Neuroscience (Sultan Tarlaci, Elio Conte, Fred H. Thaheld, 240 Natoma Station Dr. #76, Folsom, California 95630 USA)
Future Perspectives in Psychiatry

k) Using quantum insights in psychotherapy

l) Application of quantum model to the explanatory models of psychopathology

m) Quantum mechanics in pharmacodynamics (Mansoor Malik - Howard University Hospital, Washington)

n) lectures held by Sultan Tarlaci ((Director of the course) on the following contributions of D. Mender::
Mender, D. The Myth of Neuropsychiatry (New York: Plenum Publishing Corporation, 1994).

Mender, D.  Toward a Post-Technological Information Theory. In:  Phillips, J.,
editor,  Philosophical Perspectives on Psychiatry and Technology, Oxford
University Press, Oxford, 2008, pp. 135-150.

Mender, D. M.  Decentering the Subject of Physics.  Neuroquantology (2007),
5: 1: 175-181.

Mender, D. M.  Post-Classical Phase Transitions and Emergence in Psychiatry:
Beyond George Engel's Model of Psychopathology.  Neuroquantology (2010),
8: 1: 29-36.

Mender, D. M.  From Quantum Wetware to Mental Illness:  A Section Editor's First
Interim Progress Report.  Neuroquantology (2010), 8: 2: 115-119.

Mender, D.  Was Freud a Gauge Theorist?  Consciousness Research Abstracts
(2001), 156.

Mender, D.  Object-Relational Chromodynamics.  Consciousness Research Abstracts
(2004), 237

Mender, D.  Psychiatry's Quantum Future. Newsletter of the Association for the
Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (1997), 5: 2: 7-8.

Mender, D.  DSM, groups, and phases:  beyond the laundry list.  Bulletin of the
Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (2010), 17: 1: 7-8.

Mender, D.  Physics May Hold Key to Measuring Mind (Letter).  The New York Times
(5 May 1997), p. A14.

Mender, D.  The Mind-Body Problem (Letter).  American Journal of Psychiatry
(2002)159: 5: 880.

Mender, D.  Book review of:  Vitiello, G.  My Double Unveiled:  The Dissipative
Quantum Model of Brain, in Metapsychology Online Book Reviews, 27 December 2001.

Mender, D.  Book review of:  Globus, G.  Quantum Closures and Disclosures:
Thinking-together Postphenomenology and Quantum Brain Dynamics, in
Neuroquantology (December 2004), 4: 318-319.

The Second Semester:

The second semester of the second year will be devoted only to research.
Students should perform research on a selected field and realize a final dissertation. They will select researches on basic foundations or also at applicative and experimental  level and, in particular, on the several  branches that cover the great interest of the clinical psychology and psychiatry.

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