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Consciousness Redux46 articles archived since 1845

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 

November 1, 2016 — Christof Koch
Teaching Machines to See

Teaching Machines to See

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

November 2, 2015 — 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?

What Do Babies Really Know?

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

October 3, 2013 — Christof Koch

Cracking the Retinal Code

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

January 29, 2013 — Christof Koch


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