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Ten sinister parasites that control their hosts' minds

Meet the “Zombie Parasite” That Mind-Controls You, Then Explodes Out of

An animal that herds its own meat. Humans aren't ...

Spotted lady beetles carrying ladybird parasite cocoons (Credit: Mathieu B. Morin/Alamy

A dog suspected of being rabid

Penn State, "zombie-ant 1" via Flickr.

Microscopic cysts containing Toxoplasma gondii

Naegleria fowleri damage

A large amber snail controlled by a green-banded broodsac (Credit: imageBROKER/

An emerald cockroach wasp emerging from an American cockroach (Credit: FLPA/Alamy)

Cricket and parasite

Zombie ant biting behavior (Kim Fleming)

A long Horsehair worm shortly after emerging from its cricket host, now drowned

Parasites found in ant bodies tell us that Hollywood's stories of the undead may be closer to truth than fiction

A horsehair worm emerging from a wood cricket (Credit: Pascal Goetgheluck/SPL)

Even after infection with Toxoplasma has been removed from rodents' brains, they continue to

An ant killed by Ophiocordyceps.

Cat parasite toxoplasma uses 'Trojan horse' to infect human brain and may cause suicidal thoughts and risk-taking

Cat parasite that worms into humans' brains can drive victims to suicide | Daily Mail Online

European green crab with a Sacculina carcini egg mass (Credit: Natural Visions/Alamy

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Fear the Walking Dead: Can Brain Parasites Make Us Zombies? | Psychology Today

Mind-controlling parasitic worms can crawl inside the skull of an ant and turn it

Trypanosoma lewisi flagellate parasites


You Know Those Parasites That Control Our Brains?

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Cat and mouse

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Mind control chips being developed by the US military could be used to control your mood



Studies found that individuals with the parasite not only had slower reaction times, but also no longer feared the smell of cat urine.

Cats ...

A human brain overrun with cysts from Taenia solium, a tapeworm that normally inhabits the muscles of pigs.

This Is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society: Kathleen McAuliffe, Nicol Zanzarella: 9781531889739: ...

How mind-controlling parasites can get inside your head

T.gondii is a parasite that can infect a number of species, including chimps

Toxoplasmosis parasites (Credit: Eye of Science/Science Photo Library)

Cat parasite toxoplasma uses 'Trojan horse' to infect human brain and may cause suicidal thoughts and risk-taking

Parasites have had profound effects on human evolution. Recent research implicates the existence of a set of psychological adaptations that serve as a first ...

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Mind-Control Parasites Hijack Immune System, Too

Three-spined stickleback with S. solidus tapeworms (Credit: Natural Visions/Alamy


A dead carpenter ant, with fungus sprouting from its head. A parasitic fungus,

The tapeworm has a complicated life cycle through which it infects both animals and humans.

The disgusting creatures inhabiting your body

Crickets don't ...

This Graphic Explains How Lack of Sleep Can Negatively Affect Your Brain

The key changes in the brain that occur from adolescence into one¿s 20s and

Dead ant with fungus growing

How a Wasp Turns Cockroaches into Zombies

The phase of the parasitic worm's life that involves ants is particularly bizarre as it involves

This Is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society Reprint, Kathleen McAuliffe - Amazon.com

The flatworm's boss-highway system was the world's first central nervous system, and the boss in the flatworm's head was the world's first brain.

The worm (shown in yellow), known as the lancet liver fluke, has

Mind-Control Device Allows Us to Turn Genes On and Off Using Only Our Minds

A Sort Of Mind Control Allows ... is listed (or ranked) 3

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/. Parasite?

A little while later came the arrival of mammals. For the Millennials of the Animal Kingdom, life was complicated. Yes, their hearts needed to beat and ...

Zoonotic parasites, an underappreciated area? – an interview with Joanne Webster

High School Science Reading: Cat Brain Parasites Cause Bad Driving? - Sub Plan


Could parasite fungus that causes 'zombie ants' lead to The Last of Us?

Rabies viruses escaping from a host cell (Credit: CNRI/Science Photo Library)

The ants were collected from a site in Alberta in Canada, stored in vials of

H1N1 influenza viruses (Credit: NIBSC/Science Photo Library)

So a second boss developed in mammals to pair up with the reptilian brain and take care of all of these new needs—the world's first limbic system.

Otherwise known as "the mother of all fire holes."

A caterpillar of the geometrid moth with pupae of the Braconid parasitoid wasp

The young larvael forms of Taenia solium can migrate to the brain where they burrow to

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The researchers saw that the worm directly ambushed the region of the brain that is responsible

The Right-Brain: The Key to Humanity's Spiritual Freedom

Ants were exposed to the worms, decapitated and then studied using a micro-CT

How parasites change their host's behavior - Jaap de Roode

limbic system diagram

Absurd Creature of the Week: This Fly Hijacks an Ant's Brain — Then Pops Its Head Off | WIRED

There could be a parasite living inside your body right at this moment, but you wouldn't know as you exhibit symptoms when it's too late…