ALOUD Science Series: On Seeing and Being - "What Do You See?"

In conversation with Margaret Wertheim, Institute for Figuring
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Episode Summary

How do our brains construct a world from a confounding and often conflicting mass of visual cues? According to Koch, professor of Cognitive and Behavioral Biology at Caltech, understanding how we see helps us understand how we arrive at a sense of a conscious "self."

This series made possible by a generous contribution from K&L Gates.

Participant(s) Bio

Christof Koch is an American neuroscientist working on the neural basis of consciousness. He currently holds the position of Lois and Victor Troendle Professor of Cognitive and Behavioral Biology, California Institute of Technology, where he has been since 1986. He is co-founder of the company "Eye-Predict" which attempts to aid in advertising by predicting eye-movements for given photos.