As a Neuroscientist at the University of California, Berkeley and member of the Zombie Research Society board, Bradley Voytek, PhD knows what he’s talking about when it comes to both the human and undead brain. That’s why a recent post on his blog is so disturbing.
Voytek points out that ordinary people can tap into extraordinary sensory abilities often thought to be super human. We have the power to become living comic book heroes, like Riverside teen Ben Underwood who could ride a skateboard using echolocation with his own clicking sounds.
“The second example is of another blind young man who was able to play video games by sound alone. The guy could track the sounds in a game and use them to play through to completion.”
What keeps most of us from living up to our full potential is a lack of focus on a single goal or object. Humans have too much on their minds to take advantage of our amazing capabilities, but the same may bot be true for zombies.
Zombies are widely believed to be relentlessly driven by one overwhelming desire: to find and eat the living. They don’t worry about an overdue car payment, or getting a promotion. They don’t worry about buying a new TV, or if their hair is out of place. They don’t even worry about avoiding a sharp tree branch, or advancing attack.
It is this singular focus that may allow zombies to take advantage of the innate abilities of the human body. If so they may be able to hear, see or smell hiding prey at great distances, making it that much more difficult for mankind to survive the coming plague.
Read Voytek’s full article HERE.