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Kat Duff

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in Minneapolis, MN, The United States



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Kat Duff is author of "The Alchemy of Illness" and the forthcoming "The Secret Life of Sleep." She lives in northern New Mexico, and works as a counselor and child forensic interviewer. Duff has been a fan of the essay form ever since reading Joan Didion's "Slouching Towards Bethlehem" in high school.

What do we humans have in common with ocean plankton – specifically  the marine ragworm, Platynereis dumerilii? Melatonin. Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory recently discovered that melatonin, the hormone that regulates our sleep and waking cycles, also regulates the rising and falling of Platynereis larvae. (1) The Platynereis dumerilii are centipede-like worms that produ... Read more of this blog post »
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The Secret Life of Sleep

3.37 avg rating — 326 ratings — published 2014 — 8 editions
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The Alchemy of Illness

4.35 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 1993 — 4 editions
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The Dark Heart of Healing

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“Sometimes I think we would lose ourselves altogether if it were not for our stubborn, irrepressible symptoms, calling us, requiring us, to recollect ourselves, to reorient ourselves to life.”
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“By the time writing was invented, the Greeks and Egyptians had already learned to extract opium from poppies to facilitate sleep.”
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“we experience dream events as real in the moment. Neuroscientist Rodolfo Llinás went so far as to state that dreaming “is consciousness itself in the absence of input from the senses.”3”
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