(ORDO NEWS) — This is despite the fact that fear is considered a negative emotion.
A lot of people like horror movies. But what is the reason for such a love of people for such films?
The answer to this question is in the BBC Science Focus Magazine article.
According to Coltan Scrivner, a University of Chicago scientist who specializes in the psychology of unhealthy curiosity, there are people who are prone to thrill seeking.
And horror films just allow you to get such sensations. However, not only such people love horror movies.
There are those who are really afraid of horror films. Nevertheless, they enjoy these pictures, because they are sure that they will learn something new about themselves through such an experience.
This is one of the most common theories associated with horror films. It lies in the fact that such films allow a person to rehearse scary and dangerous situations in a safe place.
People also watch horror movies because they enjoy them. As the expert emphasizes, this is due to the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems of a person.
The sympathetic increases the heart rate and promotes the release of adrenaline, and the parasympathetic is responsible for relaxation and rest. While watching a horror movie, the first is activated first, and then the second.
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