Quantum statistics of particles (bosons, fermions, anyons) arises due to the possible topologies of curves in D-dimensional spacetime winding around each other
What happens if we replace particles by branes? It seems like their quantum statistics should be described by something like a generalization of TQFT in which the "spacetime" (worldbrane) is equipped with an embedding into an "ambient" manifold (actual spacetime). The inclusion of non-trivial topology for the "ambient" manifold introduces additional effects, to 1st approximation describable by inclusion of k-form fluxes coupling to the brane. To 2nd approximation, however, there is probably non-trivial coupling between these fluxes and the "generalized quantum statistics"
A simple example of non-trivial "brane quantum statistics" is the multiplication of quantum amplitudes of strings by the exponential of the euler charactestic times a constant. In string theory this corresponds to changing the string coupling constant / dilaton background.
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Were such generalized TQFTs studied? Which non-trivial examples are there for branes in string theory?