The Science of Consciousness

Saturday, February 13, 2016: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Marshall Ballroom North (Marriott Wardman Park)
Christof Koch, Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle, WA
The Science of Consciousness

The talk explores the relationship between the brain,  behavior, and consciousness, that is the ability to experience anything.  I will summarize what is known about the biology and neurology of consciousness, outline the limits to our knowledge, and discuss the extent to which digital machines can or cannot be conscious.