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This is your brain on parasites how tiny creatures manipulate our behavior and shape society by Kathleen McAuliffe

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Parasitology,
  • Nervous system,
  • Diseases,
  • Microbiology

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementKathleen McAuliffe
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRC346 .M36 2016
The Physical Object
Pagination268 pages, [16] pages of plates
Number of Pages268
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27209362M
ISBN 100544192222
ISBN 109780544192225
LC Control Number2016002949
OCLC/WorldCa941714642

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  The book is both a journey into cutting-edge science and a revelatory examination of what it means to be human. Below is an excerpt from McAuliffe's "This Is Author: Live Science Staff. This is most definitely not my usual kind of book. Prior to reading This is Your Brain On Parasites Ive always been drawn to richly imagined fantasy books, or anything fictional, really. I knew I had to take a step into the world of nonfiction for English class anyway- no matter my preference of genre.4/5. The topics of THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON PARASITES, yesterday's Audible Daily Deal, are parasites, germs, good gut bacteria, disgust, moral reasoning and judgment, and infections. So the range of topics is much broader than the title indicates. The content is both interesting and informative. This is Your Brain on Parasites: strong stories, shaky science. Kathleen McAuliffe's book revels in gruesome tales and psychological theories, but shows a disregard for what parasitology actually is.

Review of This Is Your Brain On Parasites, by Author (Softcover, ) (You can print this review in landscape mode, if you want a hardcopy) Reviewer: Mark Lamendola, author of over 6, articles.   4 Parasites That Want To Invade Your Brain. They just want a nice home! And to destroy you. By Shaunacy Ferro. Turn your computer savvy into a high-paying career with this course bundle. This Is Your Brain on Parasites () is about the microscopic organisms that live inside us. They sometimes make us sick and, more surprisingly, they drive human evolution in a variety of ways. These blinks explain how parasites can guide personalities, emotions and even culture. The blood brain barrier is the brain’s traffic cop, usually preventing parasites from entering the brain and taking up residence 1. Sometimes, though, parasites bypass this barrier. Once inside, parasites find an oasis--the brain provides an ideal environment for parasites to live and grow.

  In her new book, "This is Your Brain on Parasites,” author Kathleen McAuliffe describes the numerous links between animals and parasites, how .   Parasites can paralyze you, make you sniffily and they can disgust you (thus, saving your life). They may help you in choosing a mate. And, yes, they might eat your brain Is it possible to read "This Is Your Brain on Parasites" without scratching? I don't think so. This book is creepy like that — but it's also absolutely mesmerizing. 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 you've 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. 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 you’ve 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.