Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Science Behind the Zombie Apocalypse and Survival

Nowadays, everyone is in on the zombie scene. It appears to be a fad that comes and goes…like vampires (but not the ones that sparkle). We all, then, wonder: could I survive a zombie outbreak? I am here to give you guys the truth and the science. The reason I have the answer isn’t because I have done the tests, but because the kind people at the CDC actually wrote an entire article devoted to it and Bradley Voytek, a neurologist from UC Berkeley. The neuroscientist and a buddy of him decided that the walking decrepit cannibalistic filth in movies suffered from a condition they deemed Consciousness Deficit Hypoactivity Disorder (CDHD). This condition causes “the loss of rational, voluntary and conscious behavior replaced by delusional/impulsive aggression, stimulus-driven attention, the inability to coordinate motor-linguistic behaviors and an insatiable appetite for human flesh.” Instead of going into all the details on how to survive, I will simply provide you all with an awesome infographic:



Below you will see the video of the presentation by the neuroscientists. They recreated the brain of a zombie by studying their behavior in famous movies like “28 Days Later” and “Shaun of the Dead.” Yeah, you wish you were enough of a badass to be able to do that and present it at a neurological convention just because you could!

Via Wired

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