23rd Oct 2012

The Science of Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

A handy infographic by neuroscientists Bradley Voytek and Timothy Verstynen, who have speculated about what the zombie brain would look like based on typical zombie behaviour in pop culture. They’ve also suggested that we call zombification ‘Consciousness Deficit Hypoactivity Disorder,’ characterised by the loss of rational behaviour and “replaced by delusional/impulsive aggression, stimulus-driven attention, the inability to coordinate motor-linguistic behaviors and an insatiable appetite for human flesh.” All, of course, pure speculation.

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    Neat as fuck. I assume the disease is what wears away the outside layer of the brain. I see how that could be spread...