Watching a Friend Get Eaten Could Help You Learn to Stay Alive

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Watching a Friend Get Eaten Could Help You Learn to Stay Alive

Post by ElectricMonk » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:19 pm

https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... tay-alive/


a valuable lesson for all of us.

I'm planning to sign up every kid I know for those “Predator boot camps” in Australia.

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Post by Gord » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:41 pm

How many kids will need to be eaten before the rest of them learn their lesson?
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Post by ElectricMonk » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:43 pm

Gord wrote:How many kids will need to be eaten before the rest of them learn their lesson?

regular refresher courses might be necessary.

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Post by Gord » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:46 pm

Do the kids need to cram?
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Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:07 pm

Gord wrote:
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Do the kids need to cram?
If they don't the predators will.
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Post by TJrandom » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:11 am

Methinks the researchers should also eat the ferral cats.

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Re: Watching a Friend Get Eaten Could Help You Learn to Stay Alive

Post by landrew » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:33 pm

This sounds related to toxoplasmosis. The pathogen causes the host to lose fear of predators. This facilitates the spread of the disease into the host.
It's estimated that 30% of households in some areas are infected with this parasite.
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Post by TJrandom » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:48 pm

Traffic accidents too...
infection in humans has been associated with a higher risk of automobile accidents, potentially due to impaired psychomotor performance or enhanced risk-taking personality profiles.