It turns out that watching thrillers and horror films have beneficial effects on women. The authors of a recent experiment on this theme argue that such stories have a positive effect on the female psyche and help them acquire invaluable experience.
It is obvious that what is happening on the screen absolutely has no connection with reality and therefore does not arouse traumatic situations, but only strengthens the counteraction of the development of phobias. The brain sensing danger 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.
Moreover, a potential threat signal passes through the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that deals with the glandular system of the body. This signal stimulates the adrenal glands to produce adrenaline, which is responsible for the production of opiates, which in turn have an anesthetic effect. As the phobic reaction shuts down at this point, an answer may lead to a positive experience, adaptive to serious situations.
Half an hour later, all systems become calm, and the body’s defenses get stronger.
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