Do you love or hate scary movies? Are you the first to line up for a haunted house, or do you stay as far away as possible? I often wonder why some people love scary stories and situations, when I just find them, well, scary. This excellent video from the American Chemical Society explains why people may seek out fearful situations and how it can give us a pleasurable rush. Several different brain chemicals and structures play a role in our brains’ complex response to fear. Enjoy!
October 31, 2013
Author: Marghi Merzenich
Marghi Merzenich is the VP of Content for Posit Science. For over a decade, she's been helping to make complex neuroscience concepts more accessible to BrainHQ's users and partners.