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22 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Christof Koch. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Christof Koch, often where they are interviewed.

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Christof Koch on the neuroscience of consciousness, Integrated Information Theory & mystical experiences | Living Mirrors #8

Living Mirrors with Dr. James Cooke
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Christoph Koch is the neuroscientist who, along with Francis Crick, initiated modern scientific research into the neuroscience of consciousness in the 1990s. Much of this work was done while he was a professor at the California Institute of Technology and he is now president and chief scientist at the Allen Institute for Consciousness. His books include Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist and most recently The Feeling of Life Itself: Why Consciousness is Widespread but Can't be Computed. Christof also writes the Consciousness Redux column for Scientific American Mind.

Jul 21 2020

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Christof Koch - Consciousness

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Christof Koch is a neuroscientist, a former professor at Cal Tech and the current President of the Allen Institute for Brain Science, and his most recent book is The Feeling of Life Itself.

Jun 27 2020

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Christof Koch: why you can’t squeeze consciousness out of a brain

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This is a really fun conversation with one of the most influential living scientist. Dr. Christof Koch is neuroscientist pioneering th the neural bases of consciousness. He is the president and chief scientist of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle. In this conversation we discuss…

  • Christof’s journey into the brain sciences and work with Francis Crick
  • what is the ‘integrated information theory’ of consciousness
  • russellian monism and the panpsychist revival
  • contrasting consciousness and intelligence
  • can a machine become conscious
  • the possibility of artificial intelligence
  • the love of dogs and becoming a vegetarian
  • how practices open up different worlds
  • defending the depths for human existence
  • Iain Banks‘ novels
  • adversarial experimentation and the problem of conscious
  • beginning with phenomenology in the explanation of consciousness

Check out his two most recent books:

The Feeling of Life Itself: Why Consciousness Is Widespread but Can’t Be Computed

Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist

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May 28 2020

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#19: Christof Koch on Incandescent Intellectualism

Cognitive Revolution
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Christof Koch is a one man symphony of passion. The only thing he has to offer is an unrelenting, indissoluble, incandescent fascination with the subjects that he's drawn to and develop a profound expertise on their every aspect. And oh my, what a thing it is to behold. The primary objects of his interest are consciousness and the brain -- what is the physical basis of existence and our experience of it? Christof is the director of the Paul Allen Brain Institute -- which, to give you an idea of what that means, billionaire Paul Allen was hanging out in his office one day, and asked himself, "If I could have one neuroscientist in the world run my institute, who would I choose?" Christof was the obvious answer. He was mentored by Francis Crick, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA. I can only imagine what it was like to be in a room with those two, in a swirling discussion of the physical basis of consciousness that would have surely convinced you of the truth of determinism because once it got started there was no stopping it. In this conversation we talk about many things, but probably none of them are as eminently worth mentioning as our discussion of Christof's experience of 5 MeO DMT -- which is a psychedelic compound secreted on the back of a species of toad inhabiting the Colorado Road that, so I hear, makes psilocybin seem like an aspirin. Christof's new book is "The Feeling of Life Itself." Make sure to check it out! More info at codykommers.com/podcast.

Mar 17 2020

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#19: Christof Koch on Incandescent Intellectualism

Cognitive Revolution
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Christof Koch is a one man symphony of passion. The only thing he has to offer is an unrelenting, indissoluble, incandescent fascination with the subjects that he's drawn to and develop a profound expertise on their every aspect. And oh my, what a thing it is to behold. The primary objects of his interest are consciousness and the brain -- what is the physical basis of existence and our experience of it? Christof is the director of the Paul Allen Brain Institute -- which, to give you an idea of what that means, billionaire Paul Allen was hanging out in his office one day, and asked himself, "If I could have one neuroscientist in the world run my institute, who would I choose?" Christof was the obvious answer. He was mentored by Francis Crick, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA. I can only imagine what it was like to be in a room with those two, in a swirling discussion of the physical basis of consciousness that would have surely convinced you of the truth of determinism because once it got started there was no stopping it. In this conversation we talk about many things, but probably none of them are as eminently worth mentioning as our discussion of Christof's experience of 5 MeO DMT -- which is a psychedelic compound secreted on the back of a species of toad inhabiting the Colorado Road that, so I hear, makes psilocybin seem like an aspirin. Christof's new book is "The Feeling of Life Itself." Make sure to check it out! More info at codykommers.com/podcast.

Mar 17 2020

1hr 10mins

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#19: Christof Koch on Incandescent Intellectualism

Cognitive Revolution
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Christof Koch is a one man symphony of passion. The only thing he has to offer is an unrelenting, indissoluble, incandescent fascination with the subjects that he's drawn to and develop a profound expertise on their every aspect. And oh my, what a thing it is to behold. The primary objects of his interest are consciousness and the brain -- what is the physical basis of existence and our experience of it? Christof is the director of the Paul Allen Brain Institute -- which, to give you an idea of what that means, billionaire Paul Allen was hanging out in his office one day, and asked himself, "If I could have one neuroscientist in the world run my institute, who would I choose?" Christof was the obvious answer. He was mentored by Francis Crick, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA. I can only imagine what it was like to be in a room with those two, in a swirling discussion of the physical basis of consciousness that would have surely convinced you of the truth of determinism because once it got started there was no stopping it. In this conversation we talk about many things, but probably none of them are as eminently worth mentioning as our discussion of Christof's experience of 5 MeO DMT -- which is a psychedelic compound secreted on the back of a species of toad inhabiting the Colorado Road that, so I hear, makes psilocybin seem like an aspirin. Christof's new book is "The Feeling of Life Itself." Make sure to check it out! More info at codykommers.com/podcast.

Mar 17 2020

1hr 10mins

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The Neuroscience of Consciousness with Christof Koch

MIND & MACHINE: Science & Tech of Maximizing Human Capability
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My guest today is Dr. Christof Koch, one of the worlds foremost experts on neuroscience and consciousness. Dr. Koch is the Chief Scientist and  President of the Allen Institute for Brain Science. He recently released his latest book, The Feeling of Life Itself – Why Consciousness is Everywhere But Can’t be Computed. It explores new insights and perspectives into human consciousness, as well as ideas surrounding the potential of sentient machines. We explore a wide range of issues surrounding consciousness, what it means, and theories on how it works.   Subscribe to the MIND & MACHINE future-tech newsletter: https://www.mindandmachine.io/newsletter    The Allen Institute: https://bit.ly/2rNVEEj Personal Website: https://christofkoch.com   Book: The Feeling of Life Itself https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/feeling-life-itself ____   MIND & MACHINE features interviews by August Bradley with bold thinkers and leaders in transformational technologies.   Subscribe to the MIND & MACHINE newsletter: https://www.mindandmachine.io/newsletter   MIND & MACHINE Website: https://www.MindAndMachine.io

Dec 18 2019

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AC Interview - Christof Koch, Chief Scientist & President, Allen Institute for Brain Science

The Augmented City Podcast
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John interviews Dr. Christof Koch of the Allen Institute for Brain Science about the nature of consciousness. From split brains, bridged brains, neural implants and everything in-between, Dr. Koch and John discuss a wide range of clinical and philosophical implications of a scientific understanding consciousness and what it means to be human.

Dec 02 2019

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BS 163 Christof Koch on the Integrated Information Theory of Consciousness

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone
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Christof Koch returns to Brain Science for the 3rd time and in this episode he shares his new book The Feeling of Life Itself: Why Consciousness Is Widespread but Can't Be Computed. He tells us why he doesn't think the Neural Correlates of Consciousness (NCC) are enough to explain subjective experience and he gives us a brief overview of the Integrated Information Theory (IIT) of Consciousness.

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Nov 22 2019

59mins

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Consciousness in Cerebral Organoids - How Would We Know? with Christof Koch

Brain Channel (Video)
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As brain organoids become more widely used in research, concerns about the development of consciousness arise. Christof Koch discusses how we determine and define consciousness and how we look for the underlying physical signatures of consciousness. Series: "Stem Cell Channel" [Health and Medicine] [Humanities] [Science] [Show ID: 35246]

Nov 02 2019

44mins

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