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BrainWaves


Oct 31, 2017

If you don't think zombies exist, this episode might convince you otherwise. Two neurologists discuss the history and the neuroscience behind zombie-ism, and the reality of it, in this week's special installment of BrainWaves.

Our zombie producer is Dr. James E. Siegler with the help of zombie expert, Dr. Brian Hanrahan. Our zombie music was courtesy of Andrew Sacco, Ars Sonor, and Little Glass Men. Our studio zombie is Erika Mejia. Content from zombie books, movies, and news events are also included. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for routine clinical decision making. Not that we know how to treat zombies anyway.

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