The Nature of Things Invasion of the Brain Snatchers

The Nature of Things Invasion of the Brain Snatchers

Parasites brainwashing their hosts  it sounds like something straight out of science fiction. But this is no zombie movie, this is a fascinating new field of study. Scientists have collected hundreds of examples of brain-manipulating parasites. Researchers are starting to untangle how these parasites have evolved to control their victims, whether caterpillars, fish, birds, rats, cats — or humans! And at least one scientist hypothesizes that a parasitic infection may explain some of the differences between different human cultures.

  • 2013
  • 00:44:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/13/2014
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Subjects
Parasites [LCSH] Brain -- Research [LCSH] Parasitic diseases [LCSH] Behavior modification [LCSH] Zombies in popular culture [LCSH] Biology [LCSH] Science [LCSH]
Team
David T. Suzuki (Host), Mike Downie (Director), David Wells (Producer)
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