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Infection

Infection

Illustrating an article about how infections affect our moods and memories. Beyond this there is growing evidence that our immune system might even influence basic personality traits like anxiety or how impulsive we are. It’s a massive shift in thinking. Until recently, many assumed that the brain was isolated from the immune system. But over in the past year or so, some of the mechanisms by which the immune system can shape behaviour have been uncovered.