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How Germs Control Your Brain

Since ancient times, mind control has been one of the holy grails of human manipulation. Militaries in particular have been looking for ways to create the "Manchurian Candidate" through a variety of means including hypnosis, electric shock, drugs and "neurosurgical techniques," which include lobotomies. On the flip side, advertising agencies and social marketers have worked on developing thought influencing strategies, such as the subtle science of "suggestology" to keep people loyal to a brand or particular conduct. Yet whether the intent is to develop the perfect soldier, open the wallets of consumers, or use "The Force", the means to influence the mind has been hard to resolve.

For germs, however, mind control is business as usual.

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Blog by Jason Tetro, Huffington Post & Microbiologist, University of Ottawa,
 
 

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