Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?: A Neuroscientific View of the Zombie Brain by Timothy VerstynenEven if youve never seen a zombie movie or television show, you could identify an undead ghoul if you saw one. With their endless wandering, lumbering gait, insatiable hunger, antisocial behavior, and apparently memory-less existence, zombies are the walking nightmares of our deepest fears. What do these characteristic behaviors reveal about the inner workings of the zombie mind? Could we diagnose zombism as a neurological condition by studying their behavior? In Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?, neuroscientists and zombie enthusiasts Timothy Verstynen and Bradley Voytek apply their neuro-know-how to dissect the puzzle of what has happened to the zombie brain to make the undead act differently than their human prey.
Combining tongue-in-cheek analysis with modern neuroscientific principles, Verstynen and Voytek show how zombism can be understood in terms of current knowledge regarding how the brain works. In each chapter, the authors draw on zombie popular culture and identify a characteristic zombie behavior that can be explained using neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and brain-behavior relationships. Through this exploration they shed light on fundamental neuroscientific questions such as: How does the brain function during sleeping and waking? What neural systems control movement? What is the nature of sensory perception?
Walking an ingenious line between seriousness and satire, Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep? leverages the popularity of zombie culture in order to give readers a solid foundation in neuroscience.
Dreams About Zombies: Should You Be Scared With These?
What Dreams About Zombies, the Apocalypse, and the Walking Dead Could Mean
Zombies are movie characters, and represent live corpses. Often dreams about them are inspired by a movie or a TV show you have watched recently. In dreams, zombies can indicate fears, unpleasant situations, bad habits, complexes, stress and negative emotions. These dreams are often caused by working too much and not having enough rest. Sometimes they might indicate some unfinished business reappearing. Zombies in a dream might also indicate being a prisoner of bad habits, such as smoking.
Sue has been an online writer for over eight years. She is a mother, social worker, writer, and dream interpreter. With an increase of zombies in the mainstream media, it is no wonder dreams of zombies are on the rise. Zombie stories exist in most cultures around the world. They are found in movies, books, t-shirts, and urban legends.
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