Puppet Master: Possible Influence of Parasite Toxoplasma gondii on Managers and Employees

Is your boss easily distracted? Impulsive? With a diminishing IQ? It’s possible the he/she might be hosting the mind-altering parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Attention is drawn to this possibility in the latest online issue of the journal Academy of Management Perspectives. An investigation by Petr Houdek, [pictured right] who is a director at the CEBEX experimental […]

Flegr’s dominance/submissivity/sadomasochism/internet-trap test

Jaroslav Flegr [pictured here] devises complex tests to discern effects that may be suble. Here he is, at it in 2006: “Dominance, submissivity (and homosexuality) in general population. Testing of evolutionary hypothesis of sadomasochism by internet-trap-method,” Eva Jozifkova and Jaroslav Flegr, Neuroendocrinology Letters, vol. 27, no. 6, 2006, pp 711-8. The authors, at Charles University […]