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Discuss the Physiology of Zombies

Discuss the Physiology of Zombies

Zombie humans don’t exist, yet we all seem to know how they work. They stumble around in crowds bleeding from open sores on their skin, they are badly dressed, they don’t talk but are able to see and distinguish us (living humans) from them. They pass on the Zombie infection (virus/bacteria/prion/brain worms) by biting people, are strong, seemingly able to tear people open in order to feed on them, are persistent but are “killed” by severing the head from the body etc, etc. What are the characteristics of Zombies? Are there different types of zombies? (Fast zombies/slow zombies). Explain what has gone wrong with their physiology in order to produce the observed behaviours. Eschew “magical” or unscientific explanations, rather consider that zombie behaviour is constrained by the physiological characteristics of human anatomy and physiology and discuss what is not working and so would result in their characteristic behaviours. (Use your critical faculties scientifically. Do not cut and paste material from the internet – it is mostly nonsense)

 

Zombie movie bibliography (for backgrounding rather than citing!)

 

Juan of the dead / Juan de los Muertos (Spanish language Cuban movie 2010, with sub-titles, comedy) Shaun of the dead (British 2004, set in London, comedy)

 

Night of the living dead (USA 1968, remade 1990, horror)

 

Dawn of the dead (USA 1978, remade 2004, action, horror, thriller) Cargo (Australian, 2017, set in Flinders Ranges) zombieresearchsociety.com/ (but don’t take this site very seriously J )

 

Neuroscientists explain the undead  http://zombieresearchsociety.com/archives/27009

essays must:

  1. 1.         Be about 1400 words in length (not counting 1 & 2 letter words, ref list and citations) AND be double-lined spaced and word-processed.

 

  1. 2.         Use a variety of published textbooks such as: Anatomy and Physiology; Physiology; Pathophysiology; Physical science texts, Medical texts, and Journal articles. Be referenced using the Author-Date (ie the Harvard) System.

 

  1. 3.         Show evidence of careful library research from published sources (DO NOT cite WIKIPEDIA or similar sites or personal/commercial/institutional web pages. However e-copies of articles from published journals or books ARE allowed, but don’t give the web address or “viewed on” date). 

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