Vexen Crabtree (vexen) wrote,
Vexen Crabtree
vexen

Something interesting is going on neurologically, metabolically and biologically when the recently deceased become capable of getting up and trying to kill the living. Firstly, any pathological study must start with an examination of methods of propagation, so that the disease can be contained. Secondly, we look at the role of the cortex of the cerebrum in zombies and animals. A broken cortex results in more zombie-like behaviour, so, our description of zombie biology must account for the lack of a working cerebral cortex. Thirdly, zombie bodies are special. They do not feel pain, eat or drink. Normal humans die of thirst quickly. No zombie film has explained, really or fully, how the infection causes all of these unlikely symptoms. But we shall try...

1. The Methods of Propagation of Zombie Epidemics
2. The Zombie Brain
3. The Zombie Body
4. Why Don't Zombies Attack Each Other?
Tags: biology, neurology, psychology, zombies
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