Is your cat driving your bonkers?

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Mike, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    There might be a good biological explanation for this ...

    UK Independent: Cat parasite toxoplasma uses 'Trojan horse' to infect human brain and may cause suicidal thoughts and risk-taking

    Toxoplasma gondii can live in many different species but it can only complete its life cycle in cats, which secrete the parasite in their faeces. Studies have shown that toxoplasma affects the behaviour of rats and mice, making them more likely to be eaten by cats, thereby completing parasite‚Äôs complex life-cycle.​

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    However, recent studies have also suggested that toxoplasma may be a trigger for psychological disturbances in humans, including schizophrenia, although the research has fallen well short of showing a cause-and-effect.​

    Meow. We've had 7 cats over the last 3 decades, so we're probably doomed.
     
  2. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Holy crap. That "signs your cat is planning to kill you" thing is true! It's just missing the crucial detail that the cat's master plan has been in play all along!
     

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