Your Brain on Parasites with Kathleen McAuliffe

 In Autism, Lyme Disease, microbiome, Parasites, Schizophrenia

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Date: August 5, 2019

Episode Description

Unbeknownst to us, there are thousands of parasites threatening to manipulate us or the creatures around us.  In her fascinating book, “This is your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behaviour and Shape Society,” Kathleen McAuliffe is sharing what is going on.  From ants to sheep, from rats to cats, from ticks to humans, these parasites are controlling behaviour and leading us to a more conducive environment for them.  Tune in to learn more!

Guest Information

Kathleen McAuliffe is the author most recently of the book This Is Your Brain On Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society (Houghton Mifflin), a bestseller in parasitology and microbiology that has been translated into six languages. Over the decades, she has written articles—many featured on covers—for over a dozen national magazines, including Discover, The New York Times (both the Sunday Magazine and newspaper), The Atlantic, US News & World Report, Smithsonian, and the Los Angeles Times. Earlier in her career, she was a health columnist for More Magazine, and a senior science editor at US News & World Report and Omni Magazine.

In addition to writing, McAuliffe is an adjunct professor at the University of Miami where she is currently teaching a course on the human microbiome.

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