The parasite that controls your brain… or maybe not so much.

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My previous video about Toxoplasma biology, cats and pregnancy:

A summary of recent findings regarding the topic:
http://prfdec.natur.cuni.cz/flegr/pdf/toxomodel.pdf

Latent toxoplasmosis and traffic accidents:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC117239/
http://www.fsijournal.org/article/S0379-0738(05)00601-8/abstract

Changes in animal host behaviour:
http://schizophreniabulletin.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2007/01/11/schbul.sbl073.full.pdf

Prolonged reaction times:
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=82691&fileId=S0031182001007624

And the opposite – better reflexes:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889159113005357

Schizophrenia and Toxo-positivity:
http://schizophreniabulletin.oxfordjournals.org/content/33/3/729.short

Changes in social behaviour in men and women:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0020751906002864
http://web.natur.cuni.cz/flegr/pdf/Tehul3.pdf
http://web.natur.cuni.cz/flegr/pdf/money.pdf
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/per.838/abstract;jsessionid=4AB439B7DA0A2BC24E6DE656A7D3B246.f03t01?userIsAuthenticated=false&deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=

Suicide rates in women with toxoplasmosis:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3128543/

Special thanks to Deirdre Ashdown, Jeanette Obal and Lajos Rózsa for their awesome help!
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1940’s Slow Dance (Doug Maxwell)
Bitters at the Saloon (Bird Creek)
Brown Bag (Silent Partner)
Day of Recon (Max Surla)
Into the Depths – sting (Jingle Punks)
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