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Stories by Christof Koch51 articles archived since 1845

Teaching Machines to See

The search to grasp how A.I. neural networks process photos yields insights and weirdness

November 1, 2015 — Christof Koch

Exclusive: Oliver Sacks, Antonio Damasio and Others Debate Christof Koch on the Nature of Consciousness

A few neurologists and brain scientists are proposing that the secret underlying all conscious activity must lie with the way cells respond to stimuli they receive from their environment. In a response to this suggestion, Christof Koch asserts that much more is required for a full theory of consciousness

June 17, 2015 — Oliver Sacks, Antonio Damasio, Gil B. Carvalho, Norman D. Cook, Harry T. Hunt and Christof Koch

Is Consciousness Universal?

Panpsychism, the ancient doctrine that consciousness is universal, offers some lessons in how to think about subjective experience today

January 1, 2014 — Christof Koch

What Do Babies Really Know?

A new study finds a possible brain signature of consciousness in infants as young as five months

September 1, 2013 — Christof Koch

Cracking the Retinal Code

Silicon “eyes” to help people with deteriorating vision are around the corner

January 1, 2013 — Christof Koch
A Single Brain Cell Stores a Single Concept

A Single Brain Cell Stores a Single Concept

Each concept—each person or thing in our everyday experience—may have a set of corresponding neurons assigned to it

January 15, 2013 — Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, Itzhak Fried and Christof Koch

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