Believe it or not, anyway, this thing really took place, and well-founded. The United States, a biologist Kevin Lafferty, a cautious, like thinking, with the idea of people with cat hatred, but he proposed a theory is sufficient to shocking and controversial: cats a parasite transmitted to people who can change the thinking and personality.
This new theory also believe that on Earth, almost half of world ground infected with the parasite. Can you imagine? We on this planet nearly one billion people, half my life with a parasite, and we are unaware. In fact, this clever parasite, may also change in a huge range of human culture.
Do not compact this is a single-celled organisms, but when they laid an ambush in our brain, it will change our nature, affecting the sex ratio. Even some scientists therefore infer that these tiny creatures is an important factor in cultural differences between ethnic In accordance with this theory, it is likely the one you are manipulated by insects. This terrible parasite called Toxoplasma gondii, a dramatic change when it is transmitted to humans, make the person's character.
This interesting study found that when female cats infected with this bacterium, it will become more enthusiastic, outgoing and caring for others; men infected will become clumsy and even boring! It looks like a Grimm fairy tale magic. In fact, both men and women are infected are more likely to have a sense of guilt and insecurity. For the parasite, which itself has a very complex life cycle, which makes its only breed in the cat's body, and finally through a tiny egg to spread infection.
Relative to the other is from a low of pregnant women and children, will most likely be influenced by the parasite. Therefore, for this population should not have cats at home. For the other cat owners should also be timely and hygienic handling cat feces. Should be noted that pregnant women is best not to clean up the garbage plate of cat, because the parasite is very fatal to the unborn child.
This risk of "infection", and now more groups. A new study suggests the possibility of those cats in childhood and adulthood schizophrenia is 53% higher than the cats. This means that if the children in the breastfeeding period, the cats living together, then the possibility of his adulthood schizophrenia is 51% higher than other babies.
One from the University of California, Santa Barbara parasite ecologist Lafferty said that his many years of careful study of Toxoplasma gondii infection of the great and small areas, found in Brazil, two-thirds of childbearing women are being infected in the United States, this figure also has a terrible eighth as much.
In his view, this "Toxoplasma gondii" does have amazing energy. In the experiment, he found that such low creatures, can change the personality of the mice, the mice take the initiative to surrender to the cat. This is not a sound, a little science fiction? But in fact, is not the case. This "Gang of Toxoplasma gondii" can also leave their own eggs in the cat feces, if the mice eat cat feces, will be infected. Its behavior will become more adventurous and more come and go near the cat. Lafferty also believe that many parasites have this ability, they can manipulate the host's behavior. "In his study, he found," if we are infected with the parasite, it always want to return to the body of the cat This will change our character. "
Not only is Lafferty have such thoughts, even the University of Leeds, School of Biological Sciences research team is also studying the parasite has great influence on the formation of schizophrenia or other neurological disorders, and specific performance to affect dopamine the formation process. This chemical may not unfamiliar, it is responsible to receive information on all aspects of consciousness in the brain, behavior in the human body. If once the dopamine formation process is affected, it is easy to suffer from schizophrenia or other nervous system diseases.
In fact, it is more interesting is an eating safe cat and mouse without the "modern" cats are generally not "Toxoplasma gondii" pass, although such a possibility, but is not likely. Rafferty found that we live in the city, cat owners do not have to panic, because basically we are at home in captivity "modern cat" would not trade these parasitic infections to us.