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April 13, 2010

That Nearly Scared Me to Death! Let's Do It Again
  • The age old horror fan's question, why do we like the scary. The science bit is interesting about the parts of the brain involved and the collision of the fear and pleasure response in those areas. I'm more interested in the unanswered question of why some people feel the fake danger response much more actuely and for longer. They have to go and sour things by disparaging the people who enjoy a scare--from the psychologists actually, not the scientists looking at how it all quantifiably works.
  • Tags: brain, fear, horror, neurochemistry, neuroscience, psychology, scary, science.

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