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Koch, Christof 1956-

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Most widely held works by Christof Koch
Methods in neuronal modeling : from synapses to networks( )

36 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 2,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book serves as a handbook of computational methods and techniques for modeling the functional properties of single and groups of nerve cells
Biophysics of computation : information processing in single neurons by Christof Koch( )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Neural network research often builds on the fiction that neurons are simple linear threshold units, completely neglecting the highly dynamic and complex nature of synapses, dendrites, and voltage-dependent ionic currents. Biophysics of Computation: Information Processing in Single Neurons challenges this notion, using richly detailed experimental and theoretical findings from cellular biophysics to explain the repertoire of computational functions available to single neurons. The author shows how individual nerve cells can multiply, integrate, or delay synaptic inputs and how information can be encoded in the voltage across the membrane, in the intracellular calcium concentration, or in the timing of individual spikes." "Biophysics of Computation: Information Processing in Single Neurons serves as an ideal text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in cellular biophysics, computational neuroscience, and neural networks, and will appeal to students and professionals in neuroscience, electrical and computer engineering, and physics."--Jacket
Large-scale neuronal theories of the brain( )

19 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book originated at a small and informal workshop held in December of 1992 in Idyllwild, a relatively secluded resort village situated amid forests in the San Jacinto Mountains above Palm Springs in Southern California. Eighteen colleagues from a broad range of disciplines, including biophysics, electrophysiology, neuroanatomy, psychophysics, clinical studies, mathematics and computer vision, discussed 'Large Scale Models of the Brain, ' that is, theories and models that cover a broad range of phenomena, including early and late vision, various memory systems, selective attention, and the neuronal code underlying figure-ground segregation and awareness (for a brief summary of this meeting, see Stevens 1993). The bias in the selection of the speakers toward researchers in the area of visual perception reflects both the academic background of one of the organizers as well as the (relative) more mature status of vision compared with other modalities. This should not be surprising given the emphasis we humans place on'seeing' for orienting ourselves, as well as the intense scrutiny visual processes have received due to their obvious usefullness in military, industrial, and robotic applications. JMD
The quest for consciousness : a neurobiological approach by Christof Koch( Book )

37 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consciousness is the major unsolved problem in biology. Written as an introduction to the field and drawing upon clinical, psychological and physiological observations, this book seeks to answer questions of consciousness within a neuroscientific framework
Consciousness : confessions of a romantic reductionist by Christof Koch( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What links conscious experience of pain, joy, color, and smell to bioelectrical activity in the brain? How can anything physical give rise to nonphysical, subjective, conscious states? Christof Koch has devoted much of his career to bridging the seemingly unbridgeable gap between the physics of the brain and phenomenal experience. This engaging book--part scientific overview, part memoir, part futurist speculation--describes Koch's search for an empirical explanation for consciousness. Koch recounts not only the birth of the modern science of consciousness but also the subterranean motivation for his quest--his instinctual (if 'romantic') belief that life is meaningful. Koch describes his own groundbreaking work with Francis Crick in the 1990s and 2000s and the gradual emergence of consciousness (once considered a 'fringy' subject) as a legitimate topic for scientific investigation. Present at this paradigm shift were Koch and a handful of colleagues, including Ned Block, David Chalmers, Stanislas Dehaene, Giulio Tononi, Wolf Singer, and others. Aiding and abetting it were new techniques to listen in on the activity of individual nerve cells, clinical studies, and brain-imaging technologies that allowed safe and noninvasive study of the human brain in action. Koch gives us stories from the front lines of modern research into the neurobiology of consciousness as well as his own reflections on a variety of topics, including the distinction between attention and awareness, the unconscious, how neurons respond to Homer Simpson, the physics and biology of free will, dogs, Der Ring des Nibelungen, sentient machines, the loss of his belief in a personal God, and sadness. All of them are signposts in the pursuit of his life's work--to uncover the roots of consciousness."--Jacket
Visual attention and cortical circuits by Jochen Braun( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The neurobiology and psychology of attention have much to learn from each other. Neurobiologists recognize that responses in sensory cortex depend on the behavioral relevance of a stimulus, but have few ways to study how perception changes as a result. Psychologists have the conceptual and methodological tools to do just that, but are confounded by the multiple interpretations and theoretical ambiguities. This book attempts to bridge the two fields and to derive a comprehensive theory of attention from both neurobiological and psychological data. It highlights situations where attention can be seen to alter both neural activity and psychophysical performance/phenomenal experience. This "bicultural" approach contributes not only to attention research but to the larger goal of linking neural activity to conscious experience. The book focuses mainly on the effects of visual attention on the ventral and dorsal streams of visual cortex in humans and monkeys and the associated changes in visual performance. Several larger findings emerge: attention may involve more than one neural system; attention modulates all stages of cortical visual processing; the effect of attention is constrained by the intrinsic connectivity of cortex and the resulting contextual interactions; and the notion of a "saliency map" remains central to thinking about visual attention. The book also considers several approaches to evaluating the same variable through different methods, such as behavioral measurements, functional imaging, and single-unit recording. Contributors Narcisse P. Bichot, Erik Blaser, Geoffrey M. Boynton, Jochen Braun, Maurizio Corbetta, Sean M. Culhane, Florin Cutzu, Sophie Deneve, Robert Desimone, John Duncan, Sunil P. Gandhi, Charles D. Gilbert, David J. Heeger, James W. Holsapple, Alexander C. Huk, Minami Ito, Laurent Itti, Christof Koch, Peter E. Latham, Nilli Lavie, D. Kathleen Lee, Zhong-Lin Lu, John H.R. Maunsell, Carrie J. McAdams, Brad C. Motter, Alexandre Pouget, Adam Reeves, John H. Reynolds, Jeffrey D. Schall, Christian Scheier, Shinsuke Shimojo, Gordon L. Shulman, George Sperling, Kirk G. Thompson, John K. Tsotsos, Katsumi Watanabe, Erich Weichselgartner, Gerald Westheimer
Connections by George Washington University( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A solitary figure walks on the beach at dawn. Although he is alert to his surroundings, his sensory systems take in only a fraction of the energy that envelops him. That which does reach the receptor cells is captured and converted into signals that can be recognized by the central nervous system. The ultimate destination for these signals is the cerebral cortex. Tom Albright, Christof Koch, Gilles Laurent, and others examine the ways sensory receptors take in stimuli as well as how the brain processes and ultimately translates these signals into useful information
Vision chips : implementing vision algorithms with analog VLSI circuits by Christof Koch( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visual information processing : from neurons to chips( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bewusstsein : Bekenntnisse eines Hirnforschers by Christof Koch( )

5 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wie kann Aktivität im Gehirn Gefühle auslösen? Wie kann "bloßes Fleisch""--So wird der Körper in Cyberpunkromanen oft abfällig genannt -- subjektives Empfinden hervorbringen? Oder allgemeiner gesagt: Wie kann etwas Physisches etwas Nichtphysisches, subjektive Zustände erzeugen? Ob es der Zahnschmerz ist, die Freude beim Anblick der eigenen Kinder oder der Geschmack eines edlen Weins, sie alle haben denselben Ursprung in der Aktivität von Nervengewebe, im Bewusstsein. Christof Koch forscht seit Jahren über das Thema Bewusstsein. In einer Art Bestandsaufnahme zeigt er den derzeitigen Stand der F
Chronicon Helveticum by Aegidius Tschudi( Book )

18 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visual information processing, from neurons to chips : 1-2 April 1991, Orlando, Florida( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The neurobiology of consciousness by Christof Koch( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consciousness : confessions of a romantic reductionist by Christof Koch( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The singularity( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Singularity is defined as the point in time when computer intelligence exceeds human intelligence...While we cannot be certain of what our future brings, it is nonetheless important to understand the great strides being made in fields such as nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, and molecular biology, and how these technologies will radically alter the way we live, inevitably, the question arises: what kind of humans do we want to become?... The Singularity is a comprehensive and insightful documentary that examines technology's accelerating rate, and deftly addresses the resulting moral questions." -- Container
Ishiki o meguru bōken by Christof Koch( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neural correlates of consciousness : empirical and conceptual questions by Thomas Metzinger( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together an international group of neuroscientists and philosophers who are investigating how the content of subjective experience is correlated with events in the brain. The fundamental methodological problem in consciousness research is the subjectivity of the target phenomenon--the fact that conscious experience, under standard conditions, is always tied to an individual, first-person perspective. The core empirical question is whether and how physical states of the human nervous system can be mapped onto the content of conscious experience. The search for the neural correlates of consciousness (NCC) has become a highly active field of investigation in recent years. Methods such as single-cell recording in monkeys and brain imaging and electrophysiology in humans, applied to such phenomena as blindsight, implicit/explicit cognition, and binocular rivalry, have generated a wealth of data. The same period has seen the development of a number of theories about NCC location. This volume brings together the leading experimentalists and theoreticians in the field. Topics include foundational and evolutionary issues, global integration, vision, consciousness and the NMDA receptor complex, neuroimaging, implicit processes, intentionality and phenomenal volition, schizophrenia, social cognition, and the phenomenal self. Contributors Jackie Andrade, Ansgar Beckermann, David J. Chalmers, Francis Crick, Antonio R. Damasio, Gerald M. Edelman, Dominic ffytche, Hans Flohr, N.P. Franks, Vittorio Gallese, Melvyn A. Goodale, Valerie Gray Hardcastle, Beena Khurana, Christof Koch, W.R. Lieb, Erik D. Lumer, Thomas Metzinger, Kelly J. Murphy, Romi Nijhawan, Joëlle Proust, Antti Revonsuo, Gerhard Roth, Thomas Schmidt, Wolf Singer, Giulio Tononi
Una coscienza : confessioni di uno scienziato romantico by Christof Koch( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oggetto di studio affascinante e sfuggente, quello della coscienza è un territorio dove l'approccio rigoroso del biologo si sovrappone alle (inevitabili) pulsioni metafisiche dell'uomo; dove la scienza dialoga, e si scontra, con la religione. In un libro che unisce la divulgazione scientifica e l'autobiografia, Christof Koch, che della coscienza è uno dei massimi studiosi al mondo, offre uno sguardo d'insieme sulle più recenti scoperte in ambito neuroscientifico, unendo eleganti visioni del mondo naturale alle sue memorie personali, in una struggente ricerca del significato della vita
A great mystery( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of all the topics in psychology, there is none more vigorously debated than consciousness. In this lesson, researchers in neuroscience debate the mystery of consciousness and investigate the dimensions of awareness, circadian rhythms, as well as sleep and dreams
Visual attention and object categorization : from psychophysics to computational models by Robert Jacob Peters( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Methods in neuronal modeling : from synapses to networks
Biophysics of computation : information processing in single neuronsLarge-scale neuronal theories of the brainThe quest for consciousness : a neurobiological approachVisual attention and cortical circuitsNeural correlates of consciousness : empirical and conceptual questions
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Christof Koch Amerikaans neurowetenschapper

Christof Koch hjerneforsker

Christof Koch neuroscienziato statunitense

Christof Koch US-amerikanischer Neurowissenschaftler

Koch, Christof

Koch, Christoph neuroznanstvenik

Кох, Кристоф

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코흐, 크리스토프 1956-

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