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Do we have insect brains?

According to a Northumbria University academic, humans are attracted to plant based substances such as tea, tobacco and drugs because our brains are similar to those of insects.

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Human brains 'similar' to those of insects

Professor Kennedy with his boom and an insect friend Credit: Northumbria University

According to a Northumbria University academic, humans are attracted to plant based substances such as tea, tobacco and drugs because our brains are similar to those of insects.

Professor David Kennedy has written a book showing how human brains are just a more complex version of those of insects.

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