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The Anatomy of Fear

- The Roatomg of FERR What is fear? A basic survival mechanism in response to pain or threat of danger. Common fears like animals and heights are passed down because humans that were quick to fear dangerous situations were more likely to survive. What happens when you are scared: Pupils dilate to see better Your brain recognizes danger and kicks your body into high gear Breath quickens taking in more oxygen You sweat to cool yourself down Heart beats faster, pumping more blood to your muscles and brain Hair stands on end, making you look larger Adrenalin is released to give you more energy Digestive and urinary system slows down Endorphins are released to dull any pain Some of the most common fears: Heights Water Spiders, mice, snakes and bats Dogs Storms 6. 10 Closed spaces Crowds Needles Public speaking Flying Odd phobias: ABCDI Sesquipedalophobia: Fear of long words Linonophobia: Fear of string Barophobia: Fear of gravity Peanut 6. Arachibutyrophobia: Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth Papaphobia: Fear of the Pope Spectrophobia: Fear of mirrors Nomophobia: Fear of being out of mobile phone contact Whe we like being scared : Your brain understands there is no real danger so you can just enjoy the You are not actually afraid but excited adrenalin rush eecited May be the sense of relief after the rush safe relief pleasure test Neurological systems in your brain that are stimulated by fear are also associated with pleasure Some people enjoy the adrenalin rush We are testing and over- coming our limits There are: 1,200 Haunted Attractions in the US 3,000 Charity Halloween Attractions 300 Amusements parks offering Halloween themed events Americans spent $66.28 each on Halloween related items in 2010 3 million skydive a year in the US 666 $8.8 billion the gross box office earnings since 1995 in the US on Horror movies $500 million is what Haunted Houses made last year off of ticket sales in the US 750 the number of Roller Coasters in North America 1 in 23 people suffer from à phobia nghahhh sortable .com Source http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/emotion/afraid.html# http://changingminds.org/explanations/brain/fight_flight.htm http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2007/10/fear_neurology http://www.uspa.org/AboutSkydiving/SkydivingSafety/tabid/526/Default.aspx http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2011/09/24/20110924 phoenix-area-haunted-houses-scare-up-big-dollars.html http://www.hauntworld.com/haunted_attraction_information.cfm http://www.fearofstuff.com/phobia-stats/ http://www.the-numbers.com/market/ http://www.rcdb.com/census.htm

The Anatomy of Fear

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Humans more fit to fear dangerous situations survived more, therefore as a survival mechanism we've learned to have fears. This infographic shows what happens in our brains when we have fears and what...

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