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How Technology Is Transforming Human Perception

Author Kara Platoni
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Author Kara Platoni

Kara Platoni took a year off to travel around the world searching for cutting edge investigations into sensory perception -- including what the taste of fatty acids does to mice and us and how scent triggers memories in Alzheimer’s patients.

The lessons she learned inspired her new book “We Have the Technology: How Biohackers, Foodies, Physicians, and Scientists Are Transforming Human Perception One Sense at a Time.”

Kara Platoni is a journalist and teacher who writes about science. She teaches at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. Anna Tatistcheff recorded her talk at Town Hall Seattle on Jan. 13.

Web Exclusive: Listen to the full version of this talk below

Year started with KUOW: 2006