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Zombie Project

The anatomy of a Zombie

Sarah Shires

on 4 December 2012

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Transcript of Zombie Project

The Lungs the Zombie Heart BRain (Continued)
Hypothalamus- Contains centers for primitive behavior control, integration of memories as well as satiety centers. Zombie Muscles The Physiology of a Zombie Patrick Brau
Sarah Shires Does not work Aerobic metabolism Insufficient blood clogged
vessels Under normal conditions,
lungs take in and
distribute oxygen Zombie lungs don't do that Diaphragm still work, so lungs still take in air. Moaning zombies push air through
still functioning (uncontrolled)
vocal chords If no vocal chords, still can do
Walking Dead snarl If no working lungs--teeth chattering Normally, muscles contract
due to action potentials In zombies, this part of the brain still works If the brain-muscle connection is severed, no movement. Zombies only use anaerobic metabolism because the cells can't receive oxygen. Pain and lactic acid buildup
not a problem The Zombie Brain Frontal Lobe-
complex behavior processing Precentral Gyrus-
generates basic motor
movement. Occipatal Lobe- Processes visual cues. Olfactory processing- Zombies can smell on the same level as the living. Cerebellum- Fine motor
(Not really needed) Somatosensory- Still functions because zombies need to
be able to know where their limbs are.
- Pain is not perceived?? Amygdala- Controls aggressive behavior. Balance- Perceived in ears. And processed in temporal lobe.
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