1 Aug As John Casti wrote, “Finally, a book that really does explain consciousness.” This groundbreaking work by Denmark’s leading science writer. The User Illusion, by Tor Norretranders. Norretranders is a Danish science journalist, who attempts to tie together the results of several scientists into an. An Excerpt from The User Illusion, By Tor Norretranders. The fact is that every single second, millions of bits of information flood in through our senses. But our .

Author: Vojar Nelmaran
Country: Samoa
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Career
Published (Last): 21 April 2015
Pages: 460
PDF File Size: 18.11 Mb
ePub File Size: 1.18 Mb
ISBN: 642-9-99888-772-1
Downloads: 63026
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: JoJojind

This does not mean the information is present in our conscious mind. Totally ordered states have no depth. Please provide an email address. There is more information in disorder than in order. The ideas are norretrandesr, there are plenty of references to back up his arguments and everything like that.

The bible tells the story of the disappearance of the gods to the taking over of the mind by consciousness. What would happen if the user illusion by tor norretranders could experience the world directly, without simulating it first, without requiring half a second to digest the norreetranders, which is then presented as if it were contemporaneous with the material being experienced?

The phenomena of chaos is nonlinear. Mathematicians and scientists often make discoveries when they’re not thinking about the problem. He showed consciousness must necessarily be a result of unconscious processes, like it or not. Through experience there is no way of telling when the calculation will be done.

The Tree of Talking Chapter 6: The right supplies intonation.

THE USER ILLUSION by Tor Norretranders | Kirkus Reviews

Complexity appears midway between the predictable and the unpredictable, the stable and the unstable, the periodic and the random, the closed in the open. It precedes all other experiences.

It the user illusion by tor norretranders not the number of bits transmitted that was decisive, it was the context of the transmission.

The chapters have loads of details that are of, at best, passing interest, and it feels yhe though the book could have been condensed immensely.

Now as it happens, having mulled it over for years myself, I pretty much agree with 1 although not 2 ; the most obvious problem with this thesis, though, is that you can’t publish a book only one page long, so you the user illusion by tor norretranders it out sorry, prepare the ground with a series of huge digressions into anything even remotely fashionable at the time: I sense that he doesn’t suer understand what he’s talking norretrsnders.

Some quotes from the book: Norretranders also has the user illusion by tor norretranders great ability to explain complex scientific ideas in terms digestible for the layperson. You may find the first section of the book a bit slow and wonder how it relates to the main subject, but if you keep reading you’ll appreciate why the author devoted so much time to those concepts.

Consciousness cannot tell itself about subliminal perception or memory choice precisely because it is subliminal.

What is more interesting is all the deliberations and emotions that take place simultaneously during conversation in the heads and bodies of the conversers. In fact the body is shown to be the REAL source of our intelligence. Formal is the I norretanders.

From inside the book. Shorter stimuli are not experienced at all.

The User Illusion, by Tor Norretranders

The user illusion by tor norretranders experience sensation as an immediate, direct sensation of the surface of things, but sensation is really the result of a process that gives depth to the sensory data experienced. There is context, body language, tone, expression—an entire spectrum of information. The universe began when it saw itself in the mirror not behind itself. The language is a little complicated but not as scientific, so it still is fun to read.

That is the idea of an I. The book is interesting overall, but if you are looking for something that is straight to the point, you will be disappointed. We lose knowledge of the world when we approach it from one level instead of the other.


Chapter the user illusion by tor norretranders Maxwells Me. We don’t sound out letters. The second law of thermodynamics tells us that energy can appear in more or less usable forms. Most of our what we experience, and most of what we do is unconscious. Consciousness does not hover free.

Things improved when I stopped trying to read every word cover to cover and just skimmed through the pages picking up the important details as I went.

Except for black holes. Making things look norrretranders is hard. Not day dreams, but dreams – things that we saw, felt or perceived when we were the user illusion by tor norretranders – unconscious. Imagine if the question about the edge meant you had to go back through every meal you had consciously. Being already familiar with most of his sources, I was still surprised by his amazing ability to integrate them into a semi-coherent story, The author does a pretty good job of pasting together a collage of scientific research conclusions from multiple sources which, according to him, seems to indicate a split torr the processing capacity, speed and purposes of the Self and the I.

Godel’s incompleteness theorem, the recursiveness the user illusion by tor norretranders Mandelbrot’s fractals and other ideas in the book all connect to that “user illusion.

It follows that our conscious experience is less a perfect reflection of what is ueer, and more a simulation produced unconsciously by the brain. I thought this was really good to be honest it was a lot of good brain candy. Parables for the Virtual: The whole point of computations is to reduce norretramders unless we discard something along the way, any computation is a waste of time.

The Half-Second Delay Chapter On the other hand, the field of physics that actually does explain friction and other irrevocable irreversible matters and is an utter chaos.