This common parasite often found in cat feces is affecting the human population on a large scale. Up to a third of the world's population has Toxoplasmosis. According to some really smart scientists that work in laborotories, Toxoplasma gondii is altering the moods of people world-wide. : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxoplas… :
"Most people who become infected with Toxoplasma are not aware of it." : www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dpd/parasit… :
"The geographic variation in the latent prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii may explain a substantial proportion of human population differences we see in cultural aspects that relate to ego, money, material possessions, work and rules." : www.ia.ucsb.edu/pa/display.asp… :
"Studies have found that toxoplasmosis is associated with an increased car accident rate, roughly doubling or tripling the chance of an accident relative to uninfected people."
"The possibility that toxoplasmosis is one cause of schizophrenia has been studied by scientists since at least 1953." : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxoplas… :
"People with Toxoplasma tend to be more self-doubting and insecure, among other things. Among the differences in men, Toxoplasma is associated with less interest in seeking novelty. Toxoplasma-infected women are more open-hearted." : scienceblogs.com/loom/2006/08/… :
"In most populations the birth rate is around 51% boys, but women infected with toxoplasma had up to a 72% chance of a boy." : www.guardian.co.uk/science/sto… :
via boingboing : www.boingboing.net/2006/01/22/… : www.boingboing.net/2006/10/12/… :
Deviants, let me know what you think. Are your moods being changed by this infection?
- Mood: Anxious
- Listening to: The Mars Volta - Televators
- Reading: nunt
- Drinking: soft drinks