#2: On biophysics of computation – with Christof Koch

Starting from the pioneering work of Hodgkin, Huxley and Rall in the 1950s and 60s, we have a well-founded biophysics-based mathematical understanding of how neurons integrate signals from other neurons and generate action potentials.

Today’s guest wrote the classic book “Biophysics of Computation” on the subject in 1998.

We discuss its contents, what has changed in the last 25 years, and also touch on his other main research interest: consciousness research.  

  • Christof Koch: “Biophysics of Computation: Information Processing in Single Neurons” (1999)
  • Home page of Christof Koch

    The podcast was recorded on August 19, 2023 and lasts 1 hour and 20 minutes.

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