Christof Koch
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Christof Koch

Lois and Victor Troendle Professor of Cognitive and Behavioral Biology, California Institute of Technology

Born in 1956 in the American Midwest, Christof Koch grew up in Holland, Germany, Canada, and Morocco, where he graduated from the Lycèe Descartes in 1974. He studied Physics and Philosophy at the University of Tübingen in Germany and was awarded his Ph.D. in Biophysics in 1982.

After four years at MIT, Koch joined the faculty at the California Institute of Technology in 1986.

The author of close to 300 scientific papers and journal articles, and several books, Dr. Koch studies the biophysics of computation, and the neuronal basis of visual perception, attention, and consciousness. Together with his long-time collaborator, Francis Crick, he pioneered the scientific study of consciousness.


flag Project MindScope: Large Scale Science for Mapping the Mind
as author at  BBCI Workshop: Advances in Neurotechnologies, Berlin 2012,
flag Expand Your Mind: Getting a Grasp on Consciousness
as author at  MIT World Series: Inaugural Symposium The Future of the Brain,
together with: Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin, Patricia Churchland, Ira Flatow,