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Posts tagged fear

March 26, 2013

 

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Why Do I Fear The Dentist?

I hate going to the dentist. In fact, I openly fear it. Yet I've never actually had a really bad or painful experience with a dentist.

September 3, 2012

 

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Fear Smells Like Sugar

Fear smells like sugar. At least that's the case for zebra fish.

October 29, 2011

 

Naked Mole Rat

Top Ten Lesser-Known Phobias

Who needs metaphysical ghouls when everyday phenomena can scare you just as well?

April 19, 2010

 

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Laughter (And Other Emotions) Are Universal

Scientists are learning that emotions, such as laughter, are universal.

June 27, 2006

 

dog's mouth

Do Animals Laugh?

If you have a dog, you may have noticed that sometimes it seems to be smiling. Of course, we know that dogs don't really smile, right?

March 9, 2004

 

The Anatomy of Fear

What happens in your body when you're frightened? Find out on this Moment of Science.

December 22, 2003

 

Are You Looking at Me?

Learn about the importance and effects of eye contact on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

The Steam Alarm

What appears to be a dark cloud or haze to our eyes is actually made of millions of tiny particles–in this case, not of water, but of burnt matter. There are two kinds of smoke detectors: ionization alarms and photoelectric alarms.

September 27, 2003

 

Disgust in Phobias

In treating patients with phobias, therapists address the emotion of fear and try to alter that emotion so the patient is no longer afraid. However, patients with what doctors call blood-injection-injury phobia experience more difficulty with treatment. It includes people who fear needles, blood, and surgery.

September 27, 2003

 

You’re Fired: The Health Effects Of Job Insecurity

A study in the American Journal of Public Health shows that heart attacks are no joke for people who suspect they are going to be laid off.

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