Things different brain parasites can do…

  • Make its host get itself eaten, so as to get the parasite into its intended host
  • Change the sex or castrate its host
  • Make the host kill itself

Creepy? Very yes.  Best of luck sleeping tonight! You can rest a little easier knowing that it’s animals like grasshoppers, moths, and rats being controlled, but there are parasites that dig human brains, like the Toxoplasma gondii.  The Toxoplasma gondii won’t control you, though, and aren’t limited to the brain.  Their presence normally goes undetected, but they can cause a disease called toxoplasmosis, which does include brain damage in severe forms.