At the Monetary Reform Conference a couple weeks ago, Michael Hudson asserted that banksters, like biological parasites, change the way the host thinks, to better suit the parasite’s needs. I wouldn’t question this regarding banksters, but I doubted the biological fact. Then I encountered the October 9 episode of Radio National’s All in the Mind. Mice infected by toxoplasma lose their fear of cats. Fish infected by trematodes behave in ways to attract predator birds, etc.
The site includes a transcript, audio, and (scroll way down to) an extensive bibliography.