Why do we like to scare ourselves?  At this very moment, people…

Why do we like to scare ourselves? 

At this very moment, people are lining up somewhere to scare themselves, be it with a thrill-ride or a horror movie. In fact, in October of 2015 alone, about 28 million people visited a haunted house in the US. But you might wonder: What could possibly be fun about being scared? Margee Kerr examines the biology and psychology behind what makes fear so fun.

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-do-we-like-to-scare-ourselves-margee-kerr

Lesson by Margee Kerr, animation by Meduzaz animation studio.

By: TED-Ed.

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Why do we like to scare ourselves?  At this very moment, people…

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