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Nov 23, 2015 08:37 AM ET // Emily Sohn
Fear of 'others' is a deeply human experience that tends to intensify under threatening conditions.
Oct 29, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
Warning: If you're afraid of bubbles, flowers, beards or flutes, this slideshow might be too scary for you.
Jul 16, 2015 12:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Car alarms, wailing babies and other screams share traits that lead us to pay attention and often trigger fear. Continue reading →
Jun 25, 2015 11:45 AM ET // Amanda Onion
Brain imaging reveals distinct patterns in the brains of eight survivors of a near catastrophic flight.
May 21, 2015 12:07 PM ET
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?
Jan 15, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Tia Ghose, LiveScience
Being around strangers can cause people stress and, in turn, make them less able to feel others' pain, new research suggests.
Oct 16, 2014 12:45 PM ET
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?
Oct 14, 2014 12:51 PM ET
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.
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