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.
Fear smells like sugar. At least that's the case for zebra fish.
Who needs metaphysical ghouls when everyday phenomena can scare you just as well?
Scientists are learning that emotions, such as laughter, are universal.
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?
What happens in your body when you're frightened? Find out on this Moment of Science.
Learn about the importance and effects of eye contact on this Moment of Science.
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.
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.
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.