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    The Science Is In: Scary Movies Are Good For You

    http://www.collective-evolution.com/...-good-for-you/

    Immune Boost

    A study performed on 32 males and females revealed some very interesting things about scary movies and how they affect our body.[1]

    Researchers found increases in white blood cells which left viewers better equipped to fight disease and repair the body. This means watching scary movies actually boosts your immune system.

    It’s Like Exercise

    In another study, researchers found that watching scary movies was also great exercise. A single viewing of various movies tested revealed that you can burn around 200 calories depending on the movie.[2]

    We Love Getting Scared

    Researchers also suggest that we are able to experience positive and negative feelings at the same time. In this case, one might view being scared as negative, while viewing having a good time as being positive. Research has shown that people LOVE getting scared. So while they are being scared, they are actually having a great time and their body’s are secreting chemicals that prove the experience.

    Research suggests it is obvious that what is taking place on the screen has no connection with reality and therefore does not arouse traumatic situations. In fact, watching what is happening on screen can actually strengthen the counteraction of the development of phobias. As the brain senses danger it produces additional energy directed at the activeness of neurotransmitters – glutamate, dopamine and serotonin. As a result, the body remains in a state of combat readiness for some time.

    Another interesting factor is that a potential threat signal passes through the brain, specifically through the hypothalamus. Since the hypothalamus deals with the glandular system, it initiates the release of adrenaline which causes the release of opiates which in turn creates an anesthetic type effect. This causes the phobic reaction to shut down and trains the brain to have a similar reaction in real life situations. In a sense, watching a horror movie is almost like a training ground for the body and psyche.

    Even the National Institute of Mental Health suggests watching scary movies only creates small levels of stress which is considered harmless.

    Dealing With Our Fears

    Research done by Dr. Mathias Clasen suggests watching horror movies is great for our DNA as although we have memory deep down to deal with situations that may frighten us, our current environments often don’t put us in that state. Watching a horror movie acts as an emotional simulator for this and triggers our DNA to respond.

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    No wonder I'm so healthy


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    Too bad the genre barely delivers anything scary nowadays

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    Me too Orlok...and unfortunately Fright, you are right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountOrlok View Post
    Movies are therapy to me.
    Definitely a stress reliever for me.

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