Young Neuroscientists' Popular Zombie Study Frightens Their Advisers Most of All

John Beale for The Chronicle

Timothy Verstynen, now an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon U., had been prepared to drop his interest in zombie brains if it interfered with his job search. Happily, his new employer appreciates his science-outreach work.
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Can zombies have sex? It's one of the most-common questions posed to experts on the reanimated, human-flesh-eating corpses. And it's a question that Bradley Voytek, a neuroscientist, is prepared to dissect—in lots of nerdy neurological detail.


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