Christof Koch

May. 09, 2014

Science Goes to the Movies: 'Transcendence'

SciFri’s scientist-film critics weigh in on the science behind the Hollywood techno-thriller Transcendence.

transcendence, johnny depp, ai, a.i., artificial intelligence, christof koch, stuart russell

Aug. 16, 2013

Marina Abramovic: Experimenting on Consciousness, Through Art

Performance artist Marina Abramovic wants to build a laboratory devoted to arts and science.

art, artist, performance art, brain, consciousness, Marina Abramovic, Christof Koch, Measuring the Magic of Mutual Gaze, arts and sciences, experiment

Jun. 14, 2013

Decoding 'the Most Complex Object in the Universe'

Neuroscientists are mapping the brain to discover the origins of consciousness.

Christof Koch, Allen Institute for Brain Science, brain, neurons, neural connections, the most complex object in the known universe

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