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Kara Platoni is a science reporter based in Oakland, California. She was a staff writer at the East Bay Express alt-weekly newspaper for many years, and freelances to all kinds of nerdly publications. She teaches at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.

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Hi everyone,

I'm very excited for two events coming up -- if you're in the San Francisco Bay Area or Denver, Colorado, I hope you'll join me!

On June 4, I'll be participating in the enormous, wonderful Bay Area Book Festival. I'll be joining author Abby Smith Rumsey ("When We Are No More: How Digital Memory Is Shaping Our Future") for a conversation on the future of consciousness, memory and sens... Read more of this blog post »
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“Unlike animals, we are able to produce emotional states through thinking,” she says. “A zebra is only going to be horrendously stressed if a lion is chasing it, but my students can get themselves in the same state by worrying about their midterm.” And, she points out, it’s much easier for us to think ourselves into worry than into happiness. People”
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“If using technology to manipulate what happens inside your head seems like a futuristic proposition, just consider one of mankind’s earliest perception-shaping devices: the timepiece. In”
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