07-07-2013 02:51 AM
07-07-2013 03:00 AM
In the only stages, like Runner and maybe even Stalker, you're aware of who you are and what is happening to you, but you can't control yourself.
Clickers and Bloaters are not the same way, however the host doesn't die at any point, the person is still alive, but being totally controlled by the infection, even the brain. So they're not dead, but they have become "animals" without any sense of humanity left. I think.