Monday, October 31, 2011

For Halloween - The Anatomy of Fear, Visualized

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Honestly, this isn't the greatest infographic ever, but hey, it's Halloween, and I couldn't find much in the way to post to the blog about Halloween. And it has some cool phobias to learn - nomophobia and sesquipedalophobia, for example.

From Daily Infographic:
[In honor of Halloween, a] holiday largely associated with fear, today’s infographic The Anatomy of Fear outlines what fear is and some of the things that cause it. The definition of fear according to today’s infographic: a basic survival mechanism in response to pain or threat of danger.
One of the more interesting phobias listed, nomophobia, is the fear of being out of mobile phone contact. The joys of our technology reliant society, in opinion this is kind of a ridiculous phobia. Anyway why is it we like being scared? For one the same place of the brain that experiences fear also is associated with pleasure. It is also a method of testing and overcoming our limits as well as realizing we are not always in danger and can enjoy the adrenalin rush.
And the infographic:


BOO!   Yea, I know, I probably didn't get you, but I tried, anyway.

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