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How nutritious are brains? Scientific answers on how zombies operate

By Bonnie Berkowitz and Shelly Tan

26 Oct 2022 · 7 min read

Editor's Note

Halloween has crept up upon us once again 🎃 Planning on dressing up as a zombie this year. Maybe you want to get to know their "psyche" a little better first...

Zombies are just regular people, or at least they were before - well, you know.

With that in mind and with Halloween approaching, The Washington Post asked experts in several fields to address some zombie mysteries based on what is known about human bodies and brains. They busted some tropes (aww!), left the door open on others (eek!) and made educated guesses about how and why zombies do what they do.

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