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Stories by Christof Koch

Sleeping While Awake

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
Constructing the Modern Mind

Constructing the Modern Mind

From Aristotle to Watson, views on the mind, brain and soul have evolved. A brilliant new book adds perspective

May 2, 2016 — 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

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