Robert Sapolsky / JRE 965
Joe Rogan and Robert Sapolsky start this JRE talking about the cat disease, Toxoplasmosis.
Robert Sapolsky is an American neuroendocrinologist and author. Robert is currently a professor of biology, and professor of neurology, neurological sciences at Stanford University. In addition, Robert Sapolsky is a research associate at the National Museums of Kenya.
His recent book is available at Amazon now: Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
Toxoplasmosis is a disease that results from infection with the Toxoplasma gondii parasite, one of the world’s most common parasites. The parasite only reproduces sexually in the guts of cats. Robert Sapolsky estimates that 50% of people in the world are infected with this parasite. Joe Rogan is not a fan of this cat disease.
This is one of the places you can buy predator urine like Coyote Urine, Wolf Urine, Bear Urine and more.
The urine can be used to protect against all types of rodents and pests. It can be used for garden protection, chicken coops, wiring protection in homes and vehicles, etc.
Toxoplasma and Human Neurology
The link between Toxoplasma gondii and Schizophrenia
The subtle changes in personality of people infected with Toxoplasma gondii
Associate Professor Ajai Vyas profile at Nanyang Technological University is here
Male rats infected with Toxoplasma become more attractive to females. Read the full article here.
Robert Sapolsky is likely referencing the Sacculina Barnacle. It is a parasite that attaches to and infects crustaceans and crayfish.
Read more about Sacculina at AnimialDiversity.org
Parasitic Worms and Suicidal Grasshoppers
Spinochordodes tellinii is the parasitic Nematomorpha hairworm that makes grasshoppers commit suicide. The larvae are ingested by the host then grow inside the host and when mature will make the host jump into water and dies. The worm then leaves the host and reproduces in the water. Wikipedia Page
Jewel Wasp & Zombie Cockroach
The parasitic Jewel Wasp uses cockroaches as live food for its offspring. The wasp injects venom into the cockroach brain.
Radiolab New Baboon
Robert Sapolsky on Radiolab. Listen to that Podcast Here
He talks about his years studying a baboon troop and another troop that lives next to a dump and eats human food waste and the effect of his troop.
Lobotomy, also known as leucotomy, is a neurosurgical operation that involves severing connections in the brain’s prefrontal lobe.
Read the Book about Walter Freeman MD. The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and His Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental Illnes
Dan White as a defense for the murders of San Francisco city Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone used his consumption of sugary foods like Twinkies was symptomatic of his depression, not the cause of his depression.
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