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WATCH: Are These Mind-Controlling Parasites Manipulating Humans?

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WATCH: Are These Mind-Controlling Parasites Manipulating Humans?

Sometimes humans behave in a way that is mind-blowing. And so do animals. How do you explain suicidal crickets and zombie caterpillars? According to the TED video above, one word: mind controlling parasites.

But are these parasites manipulating humans, too? Science writer Ed Yong shows us how these tiny creatures force insects and animals to do their bidding, and questions if whether humans are also at risk.

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