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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\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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