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The mathematical, timeless Platonic world contains all of math 2. It gives in a logical analysis why the human brain can’t be a mere computational machine like computers. However, I just thought that there wasn’t much of an argument, nor much of a solution put forward by Penrose. To ask other readers questions about Shadows of the Mindplease sign up. This is an extraordinary approach to the problem of consciousness, and Penrose is a humble man although in one of his interviews he pointed out to the interviewer that he should be called “Sir” Roger Penrose!

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

The ideas he presents are interesting but baseless. This is the only reduction known to traditional Quantum Theory. Mar 10, Unnikrishnan Rajan rated it liked it Shelves: It leaves the reader to assume that the brain is nothing more than a bio-chemical-electrical computer that has been tinkered lla by evolution.


Works by Roger Penrose. 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 Somvras seems to be one of the deepest and intriguing mysteries on the frontier of science laa, and there isn’t much more than speculation on the subject. 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.

However, I broke through this barrier and was able to glean from it the nuggets that I could understand.

But the book was very intimidating, even for a computer science graduate. You can help by adding to it.

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Penrose’s first book on the subject of consciousness and artificial intelligence. Mar 21, Ronen rated it really liked it Shelves: I also can appreciate now why classical and quantum physics are so hard to unify. There must be a non-computable ingredient. The author himself advises most of the readers to omit such sections.

Penrose believes that consciousness is a manifestation of the quantum cytoskeletal state and its interplay between quantum and classical levels of activity. Despite this, there is some insight to be gained.

Books by Roger Penrose. Penrose’s views on the human thought process are not widely accepted in scientific circles Drew McDermott[7] David Chalmers [8] and others. From Wikipedia, the pnrose encyclopedia.

Too much thinking in terms of absolutes, and not enough thinking in terms of a theory of consciousness. But it is something different from exploring the ordinary properties of the ordinary natural numbers.


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He mentd taught us that the very notion of a formal axiomatic system is inadequate for capturing even the most basic of mathematical concepts. Shadows of the Mind: Penrose contends that some aspects of the human mind lie beyond computation. I would say that prerequisite knowledge for the book would be prior familiarity with at least concepts of quantum physics ,computation, and Godel’s theorem.

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If you device an algorithm to solve that kind of problems, and let a computer run the algorithm, it would never stop. Schrodinger’s Cat of the cat being both dead and alive is the basis for consciousness as our thoughts are the physical representation of those things coalescing into “yes, the cat is frigging dead.

But that algorithmic representation can’t be truly faithful to what’s really going on in the mathematician’s brain. Somehow this relates to G Penrose’s conclusions imply that there is a separate mental world, grounded in the physical world, and there is also another separate world, that of abstract ideas.