Car alarms, wailing babies and other screams share traits that lead us to pay attention and often trigger fear. Continue reading →
Brain imaging reveals distinct patterns in the brains of eight survivors of a near catastrophic flight.
Clowns are usually depicted as either playful symbols of innocent fun, or creepy inversions of joy, the stuff nightmares are made of. But why did clowns become so scary?
Being around strangers can cause people stress and, in turn, make them less able to feel others' pain, new research suggests.
We've all said, at one time or another, that we were "scared to death" by something freak-out-worthy. But unless we were speaking from beyond the grave, we weren't being literal. Can we actually get dead from sheer fright?
Could a therapeutic regimen retrain a person's brain and rid it of its fears? That's the idea behind exposure therapy, and Trace has the answer.
New research suggests that a baby's sense of smell may play a large role in how it acquires the ability to be afraid. All it needs is a mom in distress.
Is something sneaking up on you? It doesn't even have to be sneaking, for us to be afraid of it. Turns out humans have closeness issues. Tara reports.
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