The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is a professional society for neurologists and neuroscientists established in 1949. The Academy’s official publication, Neurology Today, features articles on cutting edge matters of brain health, neural research, and now zombies.
Neurology Today recently interviewed two ZRS Board Members, Timothy Verstynen and Bradley Voytek. Together they authored a groundbreaking paper on zombie brain function titled “The Living Dead Brain”, in connection with their development of a complete three dimensional model of a zombie brain. To say these guys know what they’re talking about when it comes to the structure and function of the zombie brain is an understatement.
“We found that the zombies suffer from a global impairment of several systems. First, they suffer from impulsive-reactive aggression disorder linked to a loss of the orbitofrontal control signals to the amygdala.”
Voytek and Verstynen pioneered the Theory of Consciousness Deficit Hypoactivity Disorder in the undead, defined as the loss of rational, voluntary and conscious behavior, replaced by delusional, impulsive aggression, stimulus driven attention, and the inability to coordinate motor and linguistic behaviors. In other words, zombies aren’t the most graceful creatures on the planet, but they sure do want to rip your guts out.
To check out the entire interview click HERE.