We’ve seen zombie lore spun one million different ways but if looking at it from a realistic standpoint, how and why would an outbreak occur? What’s the difference between a healthy human brain and one belonging to the undead? And, more importantly, how could we fight back against a horde of zombies?
These burning questions – and a few more – are explored and theoretically answered in The Zombie Autopsies: Secret Notebooks from the Apocalypse. Written by Dr. Steven Schlozman, a child psychiatrist who holds a position at Harvard Medical School, the novel takes a look at the science behind a fictional zombie outbreak that is spread through an airborne virus that breaks down brain functions the same way Mad Cow Disease does.
Check out CNN’s interview with the zombie expert here and if you’ve read the book and/or are interested in some of the science behind it, he’ll be part of a live Twitter chat tomorrow starting 12:00 PM EST hosted by @cnnhealth.