Uncovering the mysteries of zombie hunting behavior has long been a focus for the Zombie Research Society. Existing hypotheses include the undead stalking humans by sight, hearing, smell, and even touch. Now ZRS Member, Jeremy McCoy, argues that the energy emitted from living brain activity may be all zombies need to find their next meal.
McCoy points out that the active human brain is constantly abuzz with alpha, beta and gamma waves powerful enough to interfere with radio signals.
“Zombies, having little need for the majority of these brainwaves, may simply be attracted to the humans that are using their brains.”
He goes on to note that zombies picking up on neural transmissions might be able to detect the living through walls, doors, and in concealed hiding places. Of course, thick steel and concrete structures would still block out any signal.
In McCoy’s scenario, zombies would wander about in a blind attempt to sense any living creature in their immediate vicinity. Once brain waves were detected, the undead would hungrily narrow in on the exact location to make the kill.
Right or wrong, it certainly gives a whole new meaning to the notion that zombies are forever seeking brains.