Parasite tales, a video by

Valencia, 28/04/2014, G.B.
Este que os embebo hoy es un vídeo muy interesante sobre los parásitos y su influencia en el comportamiento de otros seres vivos, incluidos los humanos! Es una charla de Ed Yong para

We humans set a premium on our own free will and independence … and yet there’s a shadowy influence we might not be considering. As science writer Ed Yong explains in this fascinating, hilarious and disturbing talk, parasites have perfected the art of manipulation to an incredible degree. So are they influencing us? It’s more than likely.

Y aquí tenéis el vídeo:

Some vocabulary related:
– a herd of wildebeests
– a shoal of fish

– a flock of birds

– parasites

– manipulation
life cycle

– a tapeworm

– a cricket
– a host
– to mate
– to release proteins
– mind-controlling parasites
– to enthrall
– to subvert
etc., etc. …