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Sharon Begley

Sharon Begley is the senior science writer at STAT, the life sciences publication of the Boston Globe. Previously she was the senior health & science correspondent at Reuters, the science editor and science columnist at Newsweek, and the science columnist at The Wall Street Journal. She is the author of the 2017 book Can't Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsions; co-author (with Richard J. Davidson) of the 2012 book The Emotional Life of Your Brain, and author of the 2007 book Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her writing, including an honorary degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville for communicating science to the public, the Public Understanding of Science Award from the San Francisco Exploratorium, and the Victor Cohn prize.

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