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fear of darkness explained

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How fear works:
Our brains retain memories of
fearful experiences that can help us
recognize potential threats.
The heart pumps blood to the muscles faster and more
forcefully because our large muscles may have to do an
unusual amount of work during the ight response,
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tension is what causes the
on 5 we attribute to rear
is the raising
of the small hairs on our
arms and legs when we
get scared.
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cooling system. In anticipation
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to potential predators.
There are two pathways of differing lengths
that fear signals follow within the brain.
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signal to sound the fear ‘ can on would Lain,
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aware of the situation declaring a
fear signal
A study on rats is shedding
light on the sensation that
imat just an emotion, but a
biological instinct designed
to help us survive.
The amygdala assesses
whether I situation '
dangerous, than "itta:
signals to other parts
in the brain.
The “hunt of fear has
in a part ofthe
brain called the amygdala.
One of the strangest soundeffects of intense fear is
time dilation, the apparent of time.
apiece seem to on more slowly.
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be the blink of an eye.
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There are 530 officially recognized phobias.
Phobias are known as an emotional
response learned because at
we experiences, and the original fear
is often repressed or forgoten.
Approximately 19. 2 million
American adults have
some type of phobia.
I in 5 people (24% of women
and 17% of man) have 3 fear
or being in crowded or
wide open areas.
no " of Americans have
suffered a = attack
Women' s top fear
a are snakes.
Men are most afraid of
being buried alive.
More people fear the IRS than they fear God
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