Academic Year 2014-2015

Event Title

Nice Brain, We'll Take It! Brain Worms, Body Snatchers, and Puppet Masters

Location

Alvin Sherman Library, Second Floor Gallery

Start Date

18-9-2014 12:00 PM

End Date

18-9-2014 1:00 PM

Disciplines

Parasitology

Description

We like to think we're in control of our own actions. The idea of losing that control is terrifying, and has been the premise of many horror stories. Yet the truth is even stranger than fiction, and in this talk Blanar presents some of the parasites, parasitoids, and pathogens that shape our bodies and manipulate our behavior.

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Sep 18th, 12:00 PM Sep 18th, 1:00 PM

Nice Brain, We'll Take It! Brain Worms, Body Snatchers, and Puppet Masters

Alvin Sherman Library, Second Floor Gallery

We like to think we're in control of our own actions. The idea of losing that control is terrifying, and has been the premise of many horror stories. Yet the truth is even stranger than fiction, and in this talk Blanar presents some of the parasites, parasitoids, and pathogens that shape our bodies and manipulate our behavior.