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Quotes from Shadows of the Mi The proteins somehow “tune” the objective reduction which is thus self-organized, or “orchestrated”. But it is something different from exploring the ordinary properties of the ordinary natural numbers. Mar 10, Unnikrishnan Rajan rated it liked it Shelves: How can there be both deterministic processes and processes that appear to be happening randomly?

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 this matter. As far as microtubules — clearly highly speculative but Penrose says so himself at the outset, so I suppose you can take it or leave it. It’s reasonably unlikely that the brain evolved quantum behavior’, he says. The Mystery of Consciousness.

Of coures this book was written over 15 years ago, so maybe the primary literature has more to say on the matter at this point. There, I just saved you a lot of reading time. This, however, is a completely misleading interpretation of what Godel has demonstrated for us. I have now done so and it was worth every page turn and brain stirring moment!

Marvelous and thought-provoking illustrations leave little room for doubt about this theory. They also suggested that incoherent metabolic energy could further order water, and finally that the configuration of the microtubule lattice might be suitable for quantum error correctiona means of resisting quantum decoherence. 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 must depend upon a physics that lies beyond computational simulation p.

But I do feel that 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Sombtas. Penrose establishes The main argument that this book presents is incredibly weak. He is renowned for his work in mathematical physics, in particular his contributions to general relativity and cosmology.

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

Sep 02, Ronny rated it liked it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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’.

I won’t attempt to debunk it here but suffice to say that Penrose stumbles around even the most obvious objections ex: I’ve recently started an undergrad engineering degree, and a good deal of this book is way over my head.

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Shadows of the Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness by Roger Penrose

It leaves the reader to assume that the brain is nothing more than a bio-chemical-electrical computer that metne been tinkered with by evolution. The system must then spontaneously and abruptly collapse to that one state. The author is a physicist after all so the language is not always simplified but his ideas to a large extent come through.

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Consciousness explained by coherent quantum states within microtubules in the cytoplasm. Open Preview See a Problem?

Jun 02, Don Rea rated it it was amazing. Relating to consciousness as just somrbas soon to be mastered field as treated by the so-called “strong AI” proponents seems presumptuous to me, and I find myself more identifiying with Penrose, who treats the subject with a lot more gravity.

Despite this, there is some insight to be gained. Return to Book Page. Somgras response to Tegmark’s claims, Hagan, Tuszynski and Hameroff [15] [16] claimed that Tegmark did not address the Orch-OR model, but instead a model of his own construction. Penrose’s theory of Objective Reduction predicts the relationship between quantum mechanics and general relativity. Preview — Shadows of the Mind by Roger Penrose.

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However, I just thought that there wasn’t much of an argument, nor much of a solution put forward by Penrose. Computational neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence treats the brain as a computer: Sir Roger Penrose, one of the smartest men alive, teams up with Doctor Stuart Hammeroff to offer their own version that consciousness is a product of quantum physics “qubits” or quantum information interacting with the microtubbles in the brain.

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