Ư  㰎 This Is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society (English Edition) eBook: Kathleen McAuliffe: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU  S.à r.l. list ხ ePUB Author Kathleen McAuliffe ᅖ Ư 㰎 This Is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society (English Edition) eBook: Kathleen McAuliffe: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. list ხ ePUB Author Kathleen McAuliffe ᅖ If youve ever doubted the power of microbes to shape society and offer us a grander view of life, read on and find yourself duly impressed BookForum A fascinating account of an extraordinary suite of biological phenomena, only recently come to light and proving that given enough time and enough evolving species to work with, natural selection can accomplish almost anything Edward O Wilson, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University, author of Consilience This book has all the elements of a crime thriller violence,blood, gore,race and sex But here the criminals areparasites McAuliffe tells a vivid and sometimes horrifying tale of the hijackers that control our brains and our behaviour In company with the best science writers, she shows us that reality can be way interesting than fiction Valerie Curtis, Director of the Environmental Health Group of the London School of Hygiene Dont Look, Dont Touch, Dont Eat Be prepared to throw away all your preconceptions about the order of life Humorous, inspiring and macabrethis is infectious reading in the tradition of giants like Robert S Desowitz and Jared Diamond Michael A Huffman, associate professor, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University From start to finish, McAuliffe spins a consistently engrossing tale of invasive creatures that can alter your behavior and outlook, depress your cognitive functioning, and even make you violent or sexually aggressive Heather Havrilesky, Book ForumA fascinating account of an extraordinary suite of biological phenomena, only recently come to light and proving that given enough time and enough evolving species to work with, natural selection can accomplish almost anything Edward O Wilson, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University, author of Consilience This book has all the elements of a crime thriller violence,blood, gore,race and sex But here the criminals areparasites McAuliffe tells a vivid and sometimes horrifying tale of the hijackers that control our brains and our behaviour In company with the best science writers, she shows us that reality can be way interesting than fiction Valerie Curtis, Director of the Environmental Health Group of the London School of Hygiene Dont Look, Dont Touch, Dont Eat Be prepared to throw away all your preconceptions about the order of life Humorous, inspiring and macabrethis is infectious reading in the tradition of giants like Robert S Desowitz and Jared Diamond Michael A Huffman, associate professor, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto UniversityEngrossing An expedition through the hidden and sometimes horrifying microbial domain Wall Street Journal Fascinatingand full of the kind of factoids you cant wait to share Scientific American Parasites can live only inside another animal and, as Kathleen McAuliffe reveals, these tiny organisms have many evolutionary motives for manipulating the behavior of their hosts With astonishing precision, parasites can coax rats to approach cats, spiders to transform the patterns of their webs, and fish to draw the attention of birds that then swoop down to feast on them We humans are hardly immune to their influence Organisms we pick up from our own pets are strongly suspected of changing our personality traits and contributing to recklessness and impulsivityeven suicide Germs that cause colds and the flu may alter our behavior even before symptoms become apparent Parasites influence our species on the cultural level, too Drawing on a huge body of research, McAuliffe argues that our dread of contamination is an evolved defense against parasites The horror and revulsion we are programmed to feel when we come in contact with people who appear diseased or dirty helped pave the way for civilization, but may also be the basis for major divisions in societies that persist to this day This Is Your Brain on Parasites is both a journey into cutting edge science and a revelatory examination of what it means to be human If youve ever doubted the power of microbes to shape society and offer us a grander view of life, read on and find yourself duly impressed Heather Havrilesky, Bookforum Your Definition of Your by Merriam Webster Please wash your hands before dinner What is new house like You forgot wallet at the restaurant Don t worry about me you ve got own problems Did finish homework With permission, we can take a blood test always manage to impress us with ideas Enjoy videos and music love, upload original content, share it all friends, family, world on This Is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our 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