Master manipulators

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Science  08 Jul 2016:
Vol. 353, Issue 6295, pp. 128
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf9539

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In her new book, This Is Your Brain on Parasites, Kathleen McAuliffe examines the unusual and often dramatic ways that parasites and microbial manipulators can influence the behavior of their hosts, raising the question of how much control we have over our own behavior. After reading the book, you may come to the conclusion that it is actually far less than you once thought.