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fear of darkness explained

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How fear works:
Our brains retain memories of
fearful experiences that can help us
recognize potential threats.
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#42 - amandatoddd **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [+] (3 replies)
#11 - ohgodwaitimatheist (12/04/2012) [-]
And remember, everyone. Pedophilia is OK.
User avatar #3 - swaa (12/04/2012) [+] (5 replies)
But... This didn't explain the fear of darkness.
#61 - BlahDude (12/04/2012) [-]
Umm...wut?
#32 - coaldawg ONLINE (12/04/2012) [-]
>Watching DW S4E8 "Silence in the Library" at 10pm   
>Get halfway through the episode   
>Turn on ALL the lights   
>Count the shadows   
>MFW everyone tells me to turn off the light.
>Watching DW S4E8 "Silence in the Library" at 10pm
>Get halfway through the episode
>Turn on ALL the lights
>Count the shadows
>MFW everyone tells me to turn off the light.
User avatar #6 - imabser (12/04/2012) [-]
Remember kids if you have premarital sex, the IRS will ******* rape you.
User avatar #63 - NiceMelons (12/04/2012) [+] (7 replies)
Right, this is going to sound odd, but does anyone else have a fear of water? Especially deep water, or dark water. A combination of the two is literally the most terrifying thing I can imagine.
User avatar #71 to #63 - beardy ONLINE (12/04/2012) [-]
Yeah, I have a fear of being in large bodies of water, but it's not really the water, it's more the fact that I don't know what could be down in the water, which is why the ocean terrifies me.

But im okay with going to the beach, just deep water sucks.
#46 - bec (12/04/2012) [+] (2 replies)
Phobia of things that not only pose no threat to me whatsoever, but are there to help me. Dentists, blood tests, etc.
**** logic.
User avatar #54 to #46 - SquishyHaribo (12/04/2012) [-]
it's because they involve pain to make you better and you're programmed to avoid pain at all cost because pain means potential or actual damage
User avatar #23 - JNS (12/04/2012) [-]
afraid of darkness?

vashta nerada
User avatar #7 - Whetstone (12/04/2012) [-]
I have claustrophobia but that is because my sister locked me in a suitcase that had a number dial lock built into it. I was 2. If it hadn't been for my mom finding a moving and screaming suitcase a few minutes later, I would have died by suffocating.
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User avatar #37 - infinitereaper (12/04/2012) [-]
I thought we were afraid of the dark because we cannot see our surroundings, making it easier for specialized predators to hunt us, a survival mechanism to make us more alert gained as result of evolution from living in nature way back when?
#74 - fourtwentt (12/04/2012) [-]
better feed the fed, tax season is just around the corner
User avatar #40 - anthonyh (12/04/2012) [-]
The IRS is an officially recognized phobia? Taxophobia, that's a new one.
#13 - hipsophobadon (12/04/2012) [+] (2 replies)
Anyone remember when you were little and when you got scared cause something jumped out you could feel like all your hair stand up for a split second and a sort of wave of a very minor static shock feels like it covered the space around your body.   
Or was that just me? Never really understood that.   
Here's a dog for your time.
Anyone remember when you were little and when you got scared cause something jumped out you could feel like all your hair stand up for a split second and a sort of wave of a very minor static shock feels like it covered the space around your body.
Or was that just me? Never really understood that.
Here's a dog for your time.
User avatar #17 to #13 - FluffyMuffin (12/04/2012) [-]
one time I felt something touching back while i was on my computer and so I spun around with my elbow out and hit my 8 year old sister right in the lip, If that is the feeling your talking about than yea
User avatar #4 - lequigley (12/04/2012) [+] (1 reply)
i have anatomy class at school i don't come here for this...
User avatar #8 to #4 - robotvoice (12/04/2012) [-]
then don't come here?
or skip?
instead you stay and comment.
User avatar #1 - Mebeshe (12/03/2012) [-]
I read Tolkien and Rowling at a very young age. I am now deathly afraid of spiders. It all makes sense.
User avatar #26 - worstposter (12/04/2012) [-]
I have fear of snails an manets... Its not one of the 560 official phobias :(
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