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ZOMBIE BRAINS: MICROBIAL MIND CONTROL

by Rayna M Harris

Published January 9, 2018 in Science

Are you in control your behavior or are microbes manipulating your mind? Microorganisms living in our bodies (aka the microbiome) have critical effects on human health and behavior, for better or for worse. Mind-manipulation by microbes is most gruesome in ecosystems where zombie fungi control the moribund behaviors of the unsuspecting insect hosts.