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Excellent lectures by Christof Koch at the University of Oslo, May 8, 2015
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Excellent lectures by Christof Koch at the University of Oslo, May 8, 2015

The largest lecture hall at the University of Oslo was filled with scientists, students, and others when Professor Christof Koch presented both his pioneering work in consciousness research, and his work at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle, USA, where he is currently the Chief Scientific Officer, in two excellent lectures:

  1. Building Brain Observatories – Exploring Cortex in a High-Throughput Manner
  2. The Biology of Consciousness
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Christof Koch lecturing on “The Biology of Consciousness “ in the largest lecture hall of the University of Oslo, on May 8, 2015.

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The Vice-Rector of the University of Oslo, Prof. Knut Fægri opened the meeting.

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Johan Storm hosted the meeting and introduced Dr. Koch.

The lectures were followed by a panel discussion on consciousness research with Dr. Koch, Thomas Espeseth   (psychology, Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo), Thomas Watzl and Hedda Hassel Mørch (both from philosophy, University of Oslo), and Johan Storm (neurophysiology, University of Oslo).

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Dr. Olve Moldestad chaired the panel discussion with (from left) Thomas Watzl and Hedda Hassel Mørch (philosophy, University of Oslo), Christof Koch , Johan Storm (neurophysiology, University of Oslo), and Thomas Espeseth (psychology, Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo).

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From the panel discussion; (from left) Hedda Hassel Mørch, Christof Koch , Johan F. Storm, and Thomas Espeseth

This open meeting was hosted by the Forum for Consciousness Research, in collaboration with the University of Oslo.

After the open meeting, there was a lunch with invited guests. And Christof Koch gave an interview on free will» to the national Norwegian TV company NRK. The Interview will be aired in the science magazine “Scrödingers katt” in the fall of 2015.

Centre for Rare Disorders, Oslo University Hospital

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