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Stories by Christof Koch

How to Make a Consciousness Meter

Zapping the brain with magnetic pulses while measuring its electrical activity is proving to be a reliable way to detect consciousness

October 17, 2017 — Christof Koch

Sleeping While Awake

During microsleep, the entire brain nods off so briefly that we often don’t notice it. Now research shows that individual neurons in the brain can slumber, too, especially when we are sleep-deprived ...

October 31, 2016 — Christof Koch
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine