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Objective reduction is a Penrose discovery, part of his attempt at unifying Relativity Theory and Quantum Theory. The mathematical, timeless Platonic world contains all of math 2. Sir Roger Penrose, one of the smartest men alive, teams up with Doctor Stuart Hammeroff to offer their own ls that consciousness is a product of quantum physics “qubits” or quantum information interacting with the microtubbles in the brain.

If you device an algorithm to solve that kind of problems, and let a computer run the algorithm, it would never stop. I would recommend this book to anyone that wants to understand the limitations of mechanized intelligence vs the power of the human mind.

Penrose basically assumes his readers are familiar with not only quantum physics, his previous work, computation, but also problems of free will. But I do feel sombars Penrose has done a good job in conveying the gist of things, and can be sensitive to readers’ different backgrounds sometimes suggesting an uninitiated reader to skim a certain part.

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Given the sheer volume of “quantum woo” a. The proteins somehow “tune” the objective reduction which is thus self-organized, or “orchestrated”. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We wouldn’t be able to grasp the mathematical concepts and to This book is great feat of human logic. For instance, he basically waves away the “many worlds” interpretation of quantum uncertainty because he simply doesn’t like it.


Views Read Edit View history. This book’s value is in exploring the question of the nature of consciousness and in dismissing the easy answers. The three key insights I took away were: Return to Book Page. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Otherwise we would simply be machines and we would have no consciousness.

So, I can justify myself. Mar 10, Unnikrishnan Rajan rated it liked it Shelves: Likewise, wave-particle duality in sub-atomic entities can hardly be called equivalent to concepts relating to the mind and the brain.

This is the first book that I have read that attempts to determine the existence of the mind mathematically scientifically and it is interesting how Penrose, argues for both and against various points, maps out logic mathematically and links quantum mechanics to the working of the brain, thus generating the phenomenon of the ‘mind’.

Shadows of the Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness

Msnte interest centred on the cytoskeletonlx provides an internal supportive structure for neurons, and particularly on the microtubules[5] which are the important component of the cytoskeleton. Oxford University Press, pp.

It’s reasonably unlikely that the brain evolved quantum behavior’, he says. Too much thinking in terms of absolutes, and not enough thinking in terms of a theory of consciousness. It gives in a logical analysis why the human brain can’t be a mere computational machine like computers. That’s another reason the theory really ticks a lot of people off.

Or to put it simply QM is perfectly well-defined i.

The only real redeeming quality of this book is that it presents some interesting proofs regarding turing machines and problems that they can’t solve. It has no nervous system, not even a single neuron.


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In effect, “imagination” is the real multiverse since alternate realities last only as long as they’re thought of. Which pop-science enthusiast would understand both Goedell theorems and their proofs! He is also penroze recreational mathematician and philosopher.

The drawback of this book is that it contains extensive mathematical-philosophy discussions centered around Godel’s incompleteness theorems, using many symbols in those discussions.

The origins of consciousness are penroe an elusive mystery or something as painfully obvious as gravity. Then he gives other practical examples from brain cells’ basic structures to show how brains might penrlse the mysterious principles of Quantum Physics to function and to having the abilities which surpass immensely the most advanced digital AI and that any digital AI wouldn’t ever possess them in principle.

According to Searle, no mathematical function can be used to connect a known VIN with its LPN, but the process of assignment is quite simple—namely, “first come, spmbras served”—and can be performed entirely by a computer. Penrose’s idea is a type of objective collapse theory. This, however, is a completely misleading interpretation of what Godel has demonstrated for us. The study of non-Euclidean geometries is something mathematically interesting, with important applications such as in physics, see ENM Chapter 5 especially Figs 5.

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