The Science of Fear | Hidden BrainThis week, the Hidden Brain podcast explores the science of fear — traveling to a haunted house curated by a scientist to investigate what scares us, and why some people enjoy feeling fear.
Kerr and her colleague, neuroscientist Greg Siegle, are working on a paper about the upside of fear, collecting data on guests who visit ScareHouse before, after and during their experience. Through Maggie's visit, and the data Kerr and Siegle have been collecting, we learn a little bit about what scares us, and why some people enjoy this sensation enough to seek it out.
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Halloween and The Science of Fear
The ScareHouse in Pittsburgh is curated in part by sociologist Margee Kerr.
The theater at ScareHouse.
A clown at ScareHouse.
Kerr and her colleague Greg Siegle have been collecting data on people who visit ScareHouse — and see sights like this.