Why is it that a sudden loud sound or movement, or some kind of surprise tends to invoke fear? This phenomenon is not restricted to humans and can also be observed in animals Sheldon Cooper brought ...
I remember reading this a while back. To be clear, I'm not talking about a phobia such as Automatonophobia (Fear of inanimate objects that resemble humans, such as dolls) or Pediophobia (Fear of ...
What are the neurological mechanisms for a fear of heights when atop a building, but not in a plane?
A fear of heights (or acrophobia), can be debilitating (I know it can be for me). My question is what is the neurological mechanisms that cause a fear of heights in a tall object such as a skyscraper ...
Why are people afraid of things that they know are harmless or non-existent? For example: Why do horror films/stories leave people scared after they have finished? Someone may see a harmless spider ...