Dr. Rachael Bond

Dr. Rachael Bond

Rachael Bond is a Research Fellow in Quantum Cognition at the University of Sussex, England, investigating how quantum mechanics may be used to model the cognitive processes which underpin human decision-making and insight problem solving.

Current research projects are centred on the modelling of abductive logic, non-monotonicity, and whether “lightbulb” moments of inspiration may be explained through quantum complexity theory.  This has led to some rather difficult questions about the implicate order of time.

Rachael graduated from the Open University with a First Class honours degree in Psychology, and completed her Ph.D., under the supervision of Professor Tom Ormerod, at the University of Sussex. Her doctoral thesis, “Relational Information Theory”, developed an innovative model of decision making under uncertainty which gives greater insight into psychonomic behaviour than that provided by previous theories.

Prior to becoming a Psychologist, Rachael had a career in technology – interspersed with periods spent variously as a Club DJ, Pub manager, and member of an ABBA tribute band.


Recent papers

Bond, R. L., He, Y.‑H., & Ormerod, T. C. (2018). A quantum framework for likelihood ratios. International Journal of Quantum Information, 16(1), 1850002. doi: 10.1142/S0219749918500028

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