Close

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-do-we-like-to-scare-ourselves-margee-kerr

At this very moment, people are lining up somewhere to scare themselves, be it with a thrill-ride or a horror movie. In fact, in October of 2015 alone, about 28 million people visited a haunted house in the US. But you might wonder: What could possibly be fun about being scared? Margee Kerr examines the biology and psychology behind what makes fear so fun.

Lesson by Margee Kerr, animation by Meduzaz animation studio.

YOU MAY LIKE
Loading...
Should you trust unanimous decisions? - Derek Abbott

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/should-you-trust-unanimous-decisions-derek-abbott Imagine a police lineup where ten witnesses are asked t...

Should we eat bugs? - Emma Bryce

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/should-we-eat-bugs-emma-bryce What's tasty, abundant and high in protein? Bugs! Although less common ou...

The power of the placebo effect - Emma Bryce

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-power-of-the-placebo-effect-emma-bryce The placebo effect is an unexplained phenomenon wherein drugs,...

The otherworldly creatures in the ocean's deepest depths - Lidia Lins

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-otherworldly-creatures-in-the-ocean-s-deepest-depths-lidia-lins About 60 percent of the ocean is a co...

Why are some people left-handed? - Daniel M. Abrams

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-are-some-people-left-handed-daniel-m-abrams Today, about one-tenth of the world’s population are sout...

The surprising reason you feel awful when you're sick - Marco A. Sotomayor

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-surprising-reason-you-feel-awful-when-you-re-sick-marco-a-sotomayor It starts with a tickle in your t...