Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Brain parasites! Neat!

So, in cool news, a brain parasite in mammals can affect dopamine production, which, depending on when and where, has some serious consequences for behaviour. We're not at "eat all humans" level yet, but more evidence that the zombie apocalypse may not be quite out of the question....

System Justification Theory

Okay, so I'm currently stalled around 10,000 words on my nanowrimo project, and in the meantime I'm battling some personal demons of which I may or may not discuss later (how personal do I want to be on this blog? Good question.) but while you're waiting for me to post again, check out Crommunist's series on System Justification Theory, which I would say is one of the 10 most important things you should read on the internet this week, after you've caught up on TV and Entertainment news.

It's got me thinking about some conversations I've had over this past summer, and re-examining my own current prejudices and how they might be reinforcing my own thinking about power and politics. Hmmm.....

Anyway, go on, read it! (the link is to the last part, but all the parts are linked in the opening paragraph).