Sunday, December 17, 2006

In which scientists stereotype "Cat People"

I simply had to point out an article I stumbled across in livescience today. Apparently, toxoplasma gondii is an infection that people can contract from cats. Essentially benign (although contracting it during pregnancy is apparently a Bad ThingTM), it has some interesting effects:
  • Lethargy and slowed reactions
  • Neuroses
  • Self-doubt
The author of the piece believes widespread toxoplasma gondii infection has affected whole cultures.

This would explain so much.

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