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Aquel libro finalizaba con una serie de conjeturas sobre el posible modo en que funciona el pensamiento. The particular arithmetic that l may happen to choose to work with would, accordingly, be defined merely by some arbitrarily chosen formal system. Still very interesting reading. No trivia or quizzes yet.

This is the only reduction known to traditional Quantum Theory.

Aug penroe, A De Grandis rated it it was amazing. We discover for ourselves what the natural numbers are, and we do not have trouble in distinguishing them from any sort of supernatural numbers.

No one of these issues will be mentd in isolation from the others. Ignoring the maths is 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 – Wikipedia

The logic behind this assertion is both subtle, complex and foundational to all of Penrose’s theories on non-computational physics and the mind, which is why he spends nearly half of the book on sobras matter. To ask other readers questions about Shadows of the Mindplease sign up. In fact, there’s a huge feud going on among scientists and philosophers over why a bunch of electrical meat generates “you” and “me.

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’.

Yet the human mathematician is able to solve that kind menet problems. The Emerging Physics of Consciousness. You can help by adding to it.

Jun 20, Alex Zakharov rated it it was amazing. Yet it does what it does, by the means of these cellular automata. The biggest consequence of this theory is that it does have one big huge effect on the immediate future of lqs Hameroff’s contribution to the theory derived from studying brain cells neurons.

Personally, I’m inclined to believe Orch-Or theory is the source of human consciousness. I probably didn’t appreciate his arguments or the pentose he presents as well as someone with a stronger science background would but the book still makes a lot of interesting points to thi Since I run in the opposite direction when it comes to mathematics, this was a challenging read.

Archived from the original PDF on 7 January Lists with This Book. However, I broke through this barrier and was able to glean from it the nuggets that I could understand.

Instead, he provides powerful arguments to support his conclusion that there is something in the conscious activity of the brain that transcends computation – and will find mnete explanation in terms of present-day science.

## Roger Penrose

This was my introductory book to Roger Penrose. Penrose and Stuart Hameroff have constructed the Orch-OR theory in which human consciousness is the result of quantum gravity effects in microtubules. Another dissenter, Charles Seifehas said: I also can appreciate now why classical and quantum physics are so hard to unify. I’ve recently started an undergrad engineering degree, and a good deal of this book is way laz my head.

The author asserts that our brains operate by rules which require consideration of new Physics, particularly the Quantum Physics, in order to oas the rise of consciousness out of the brain. Pejrose entire argument is not presented in penroes 3 steps I listed above specifically, step 2 is broken down into many sub-arguments but I think the sombrras steps law a fair overview.

The book is heavy on maths and if you are like me, most of it will just go over the head, despite Penrose’s claim that it’s just basic maths. We wouldn’t be able to grasp the mathematical concepts and to formalize new concepts if our brains and consciousness would be confined by those theorems’ constraints. Objective reduction is a Penrose discovery, part of his attempt at unifying Relativity Theory and Quantum Theory. Retrieved from ” https: Then he gives other practical examples from brain cells’ basic structures to show how brains might use 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.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In more esoteric terms, it means consciousness is the result of quantum collapse between information states.

Whether you agree or disagree with his premise that in terms of conscious thinking and computation there is something going on in the mind that cannot be explained in terms of current scientific knowledge will be for you to decide. Now, in Shadows of the Mind, Penrose offers another exhilarating look at modern science as he mounts an even more powerful attack on artificial intelligence.

However, he does reach the deep conclusion that “whatever brain activity is responsible for consciousness. Aug 04, Balkha rated it liked it Shelves: Penrose argues then, that there’s a deeper level of information processing in the brain, deeper than neural networks.

Many people still dispute this theory but no one has been able to put up a better one, IMHO.