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Zombie nation: the outside forces controlling human brains
NACHO DOCE, Newscom, RTR
You are a free spirit, in control of your own thoughts and actions, right? Well, possibly not.
Recent studies into neuroparasitology – that's the study of brain parasites, to you and I – have shown how pesky parasites can influence thoughts, feelings and behaviour, with The Daily Telegraph reporting that up to 40% of the population may be affected by this "zombie reprogramming."
Scientists point to the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which may affect up to 350,000 Brits a year. The parasite can only reproduce within the intestines of cats and so, when dwelling inside a human, it affects its host’s behaviour in order to increase its chances of being eaten.
Studies into the effect of Toxo (as science-types call the parasite) on the brains of rats - which are similar to those of humans - show that it does this by targeting the areas of the brain that control fear and pleasure. Triggers that usually cause the mind to become fearful are reduced and instead prompt pleasure. This has led scientists to link the parasite with stats such as a higher percentage of car crashes amongst people infected with Toxo, suggesting it reduced the host’s fear responses.
A more familiar parasite that may affect human behaviour is the influenza virus. Professors at Binghamton University in the US studied people given a shot of the virus as a preventative measure. They found that subjects increased their social interactions following the jab, rising from an average of 54 interactions a day to 101 – behaviour which gave the virus increased opportunity to thrive and spread.
Whilst further research is needed on the subject, it seems that some of our actions may be affected by forces outside of our control. So next time you’re late for work, just blame it on your brain parasites.
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Oh so thats got to be David Cameron's excuse then, it's the brain parasites that have influenced his thoughts and killed this once beautiful Country, if we had Stopped Immigrants and refugees that don't offer this Country anything from squatting here just think how much money we could of saved, I bet the 40% of the population affected by this "zombie reprogramming" is the three main government parties and the Immigrants and refugees.
Come On UKIP.
I have certainly caught MSN parasite. Most times I keep awake responding to MSN comments/news etc and this is beginning to affect my sex life as my wife is fed up waiting for me...I can't help it! Many times I've refused to read or comment but for some unknown reasons I lose the will to resist....now I know . msn parasite. I'm responding to one now