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Kelly Clancy

Kelly Clancy is a biophysicist and neuroscientist with a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and a B.S. from MIT. Her neuroscience research focuses on elucidating the general principles of biological information processing, and has been funded by the HFSP fellowship, the EMBO fellowship, the Branco Weiss Fellowship, the National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship, the Berkeley fellowship, and has been awarded the Regeneron Prize for creative innovation in biomedicine. Her writing has appeared in Harper's Magazine, Wired, The New Yorker, Nautilus, the Utne Reader, the Massachusetts Review, and more. 

She is currently working on a book about games, and what they’ve taught us about the nature of intelligence (for Penguin-Riverhead, with additional support from the Sloan Foundation’s Public Understanding of Science & Technology Program). It will be published under the title of Playing with Reality: How Games Have Shaped Our World in June 2024.