Leashed to Your Cat? Stanford’s Patrick House Talks Brain Parasites in Slate

If you’re a normal person with normal interests, like those of us at the CLB, you’ve probably been wondering for some time now what Chanel No. 5, the World Cup, and cat urine have in common.  And now you’re in luck.  Stanford neuroscientist Patrick House has connected the dots in a pair of articles appearing in Slate this week (which you can find here and here).  Mr. House is a friend of the CLB and the Stanford Interdisciplinary Group on Neuroscience and Law (SIGNAL), having twice spoken at law school events to discuss his research into the mysterious workings of Toxoplasma gondii — a brain parasite thought to infect as many as 2 billion humans.  Congratulations, Patrick, and good work.