Human machine interaction: The special role for human unconscious emotional information processing

Research Area: Research Year: 2005
Type of Publication: Article
Authors: Van den Noort, M; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Bosch, P
The nature of (un)conscious human emotional information processing remains a great mystery. On the one hand, classical models view human conscious emotional information processing as computation among the brain’s neurons but fail to address its enigmatic features. On the other hand, quantum processes (superposition of states, nonlocality, entanglement,) also remain mysterious, yet are being harnessed in revolutionary information technologies like quantum computation, quantum cryptography, and quantum teleportation. In this paper, we would like to discuss several experiments that suggest a special role for unconscious emotional information processing in the human-computer interaction. What are its consequences and could this be the missing link between quantum information theory and conscious human emotional information processing?
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