The Infested Mind

Why humans fear, loathe, and love insects

Imaginary Insects and Real Problems

Imagine… your carpet is infested with fleas, your scalp is crawling with lice, or bed bugs are creeping across your body. Do you feel itchy, even a little bit? If so, you’re experiencing a tactile hallucination or maybe an illusion. Now imagine the misery if you couldn’t stop these sensations and perceptions… Read More

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Jeffrey Lockwood, Ph.D., is Professor of Natural Sciences and Humanities at the University of Wyoming and author of The Infested Mind.

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