Humans as Superorganisms

  title={Humans as Superorganisms},
  author={Peter Kramer and Paola Bressan},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  pages={464 - 481}
Psychologists and psychiatrists tend to be little aware that (a) microbes in our brains and guts are capable of altering our behavior; (b) viral DNA that was incorporated into our DNA millions of years ago is implicated in mental disorders; (c) many of us carry the cells of another human in our brains; and (d) under the regulation of viruslike elements, the paternally inherited and maternally inherited copies of some genes compete for domination in the offspring, on whom they have opposite… 

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