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Is Fear Contagious?

February 13, 2017

Fear may be able to spread from person to person—just like a virus. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/1FkxVLb ‖ Twitter! https://twitter.com/gross_science ‖ Tumblr! http://grossscience.tumblr.com/ ↓Want more info?↓ New York Magazine: Is There An Antidote for Emotional Contagion? http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2015/04/there-an-antidote-for-emotional-con... PLoS ONE: Chemosensory Cues to Conspecific Emotional Stress Activate Amygdala in Humans http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0006415 Journal of Marketing Research: What Makes Online Content Viral? http://journals.ama.org/doi/abs/10.1509/jmr.10.0353?code=amma-site Scientific American: The Secret to Online Success: What Makes Content Go Viral https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-secret-to-online-success-... Nautilus: Nothing Snowballs Online Like Fear http://nautil.us/issue/33/attraction/how-ebola-infected-twitter -- Host, Editor, Animator Anna Rothschild Researcher and Writer Seeta Joseph Additional Research and Writing Natasha Ishak and Anna Rothschild Camera, Sound Natasha Ishak Infinite Void Underscore Music Provided by APM FOOTAGE AND IMAGES Opening Montage -Psycho (1960) -The Shining (1980) -Airplane! (1980) -Troll 2 (1990) Butt Sniff Party Flickr/Craig Howell Brady L., 34 Flickr/Hairy Jacques Image of friends drinking milkshakes Friends (NBC) Ebola virus virion Wikimedia Commons/CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith Image from Ebola epidemic CDC/Umid Sharapov, M.D., M.Sc. SFX Cockroaches Freesound/StateAardvark­ (used with permission from author) Squeak Pack/squeak_10 Freesound/Corsica_S Wink Freesound/Bennychico11 Bee Fly Freesound/soundmary Cough Cough Sniff Sniff Freesound/harrypeeks Slide Whistle Down Fast 01 Freesound/joedeshon Produced by WGBH for PBS Digital Studios



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