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Offline Bafalov

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Re: Where in our brain does the attraction to horror come from?
« Reply #25 on: 14/11/2013 04:54:48 »
Could horror (in all its many forms) simply be giving us an enjoyable adrenaline rush?
 

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Re: Where in our brain does the attraction to horror come from?
« Reply #26 on: 14/11/2013 10:55:30 »
Could horror (in all its many forms) simply be giving us an enjoyable adrenaline rush?
Yes; it's the sensation of danger that stimulates the fight-or-flight responses, but with a higher-level awareness of safety. We 'tease' our instinctive brain for thrills. I think it's similar to roller-coasters, and adrenaline sports (although the safety in adrenaline sports is less certain).
 

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Re: Where in our brain does the attraction to horror come from?
« Reply #27 on: 10/12/2013 10:28:56 »
Humans are story tellers and what we don't know we make up-so all the horror film director needs to do is make the suggestion of what's going to happen and we fill the rest in for ourselves.  Fear is nothing more than not knowing what will happen next.
 

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Re: Where in our brain does the attraction to horror come from?
« Reply #28 on: 31/07/2014 20:35:27 »
You KNOW you're the most well-survived species when you can get enjoyment out of what a rabbit in the woods is constantly on the alert for its life about :{D~
 

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Re: Where in our brain does the attraction to horror come from?
« Reply #29 on: 10/11/2014 08:32:42 »
Or less common things such as being turned on by pain or forced discomfort.
 

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