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(NPR)   What makes you afraid? Scary movies? Clowns? Naked photos of Bea Arthur? Or breathing in air with high levels of carbon dioxide?   (npr.org) divider line 198
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2013-02-04 10:49:01 PM

Rufus Lee King: Mini Ditka: lohphat: [www.cinema-crazed.com image 197x169] (Clicky)

My sister made we watch this when it debuted. I was 8. I still don't like the dark because of this.

You refer to them, as "the dark"?

Oh, give it a rest.


You can't possibly think that I was being serious, can you?

/I'm new here......I thought it was funny
 
2013-02-04 10:51:09 PM

Communist_Manifesto: Sparky the Fire Dog:  just trying to help.

That's just what someone who was into weird/murdery stuff would want us to think. I'm on to you!


Hmm, I'll have to keep an eye on you...


megarian: And thanks for what you do, btw!


What I claim I do, or what he thinks I do?  ;)
 
2013-02-04 10:51:48 PM
OK, that experiment makes no sense to me at all.

"Fear" in the sense of being afraid of things like scary movies, haunted houses, even being attacked, is a pure emotional response. It's the part of the brain referenced--the amygdala--triggering a fight-or-flight response.

"Fear" in the sense of suffocating is a pure physical response. It's your brain stem telling your body it's dying and to get oxygen right away. The fact that these people experienced the same unpleasurable responses as what is normally CALLED "fear" doesn't mean they were afraid in the same sense that a normal person would be afraid if they saw a scary movie.

Instead of it being, as the researchers think, that "learned fears and innate ones are handled differently" it's just as likely that we're calling similar but unrelated physical and emotional responses by the same term; when in fact they are really unrelated.
 
2013-02-04 10:53:01 PM

Mini Ditka: Rufus Lee King: Mini Ditka: lohphat: [www.cinema-crazed.com image 197x169] (Clicky)

My sister made we watch this when it debuted. I was 8. I still don't like the dark because of this.

You refer to them, as "the dark"?

Oh, give it a rest.

You can't possibly think that I was being serious, can you?

/I'm new here......I thought it was funny


Account created: 2004-04-11 21:48:56

/buh-bye
 
2013-02-04 10:53:27 PM
The fear of something in my closet with a shiny red light.
The fear that some"thing" was under my bed so I'd have to jump three feet off the bed so I could go to the bathroom.
The fear of having your pants pulled down at school.
The fear of the dark laundry room down at the bottom of the stairs.
The fear of the unseen- looking at a bare electrical wire connector and realizing death was just an inch away from my finger.
These were real fears that I had. But then I grew up and put on my big boy pants.
Now, my fears are saved for the ones I love.
 
2013-02-04 10:53:50 PM
Poverty
 
2013-02-04 10:53:57 PM

Coco LaFemme: Flying, death, and fire.  My fear of flying is so bad, I get nauseous just thinking about flying.  If I had to go somewhere and the only way to get there was by airplane, I'd have to be drugged for the entire flight.  There's no way I could be conscious, because I'd be that passenger sitting white-knuckled and hyperventilating the whole time, freaking everyone else out.  It's completely irrational, and I understand that, but I also don't care.


If you'd like help with the flying, let me know. It crippled me for years, but I do it now. I'm still not at ease, but I have come a long way.

I almost didn't take a new job, would be freaked for weeks and months in fear
 
2013-02-04 10:54:22 PM
I'm afraid of Indie rock frontmen and random guys in Brooklyn.
 
2013-02-04 10:55:04 PM
I think there is a difference between being "scared" of dying, no money, growing old etc. And the visceral fear of spiders, snakes etc. The first category is probably more "dread" than anything. One of the Weenerss regarding the startle response is interesting. What is fear exactly? Anybody see where im coming from with this?
 
2013-02-04 10:56:03 PM

Willis13: Coco LaFemme: Flying, death, and fire.  My fear of flying is so bad, I get nauseous just thinking about flying.  If I had to go somewhere and the only way to get there was by airplane, I'd have to be drugged for the entire flight.  There's no way I could be conscious, because I'd be that passenger sitting white-knuckled and hyperventilating the whole time, freaking everyone else out.  It's completely irrational, and I understand that, but I also don't care.

If you'd like help with the flying, let me know. It crippled me for years, but I do it now. I'm still not at ease, but I have come a long way.

I almost didn't take a new job, would be freaked for weeks and months in fear


I hated turbulence. Then got my private pilot licence. Problem solved. Now sleep through it.
 
2013-02-04 10:56:26 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-02-04 10:58:35 PM

megarian: Communist_Manifesto: Sparky the Fire Dog: megarian:
That last bit sounded incredibly weird/murdery...

*clicks profile*

Ah. I get it now. Carry on.

Ya - in case my name didn't tip you off, I'm a firefighter.  Also studying to be a paramedic.  No weird/murdery stuff here - just trying to help.

That's just what someone who was into weird/murdery stuff would want us to think. I'm on to you!

Not a fear of mine: too much Cold Case Files....mmmm....murdery goodness....

But yeah, my childhood basement? In the dark? Fark that noise. A murderer in that basement would really tie the room together.


Same here. Don't have any inherent fears now, but when I was a kid my parents basement was goddamn terrifying
 
2013-02-04 11:00:43 PM
poggroup.com

Nighty-night!!

cdn.motinetwork.net
 
2013-02-04 11:01:04 PM
www.ioffer.com
 
2013-02-04 11:01:21 PM

Coco LaFemme: Flying, death, and fire.  My fear of flying is so bad, I get nauseous just thinking about flying.  If I had to go somewhere and the only way to get there was by airplane, I'd have to be drugged for the entire flight.  There's no way I could be conscious, because I'd be that passenger sitting white-knuckled and hyperventilating the whole time, freaking everyone else out.  It's completely irrational, and I understand that, but I also don't care.


Then don't read this:  http://www.amazon.com/Airframe-Novel-Michael-Crichton/dp/0345526775
 
2013-02-04 11:02:22 PM
images3.wikia.nocookie.net

\yum
 
2013-02-04 11:07:19 PM
Autocorrect. Comments to weenerss? How is that even possible?
 
2013-02-04 11:08:03 PM

thorthor: I think there is a difference between being "scared" of dying, no money, growing old etc. And the visceral fear of spiders, snakes etc. The first category is probably more "dread" than anything. One of the Weenerss regarding the startle response is interesting. What is fear exactly? Anybody see where im coming from with this?


Yes, indeed. Which is why I also said the "fear" of a scary movie was hardly the same thing as the body's response to being deprived of oxygen. You can be unafraid of dying...but your body is still going to respond if it is suffocated, no matter how mentally prepared for it you may be.
 
2013-02-04 11:08:05 PM
 
2013-02-04 11:10:36 PM
I fear pimiento spread.

hedonia.seantimberlake.com
 
2013-02-04 11:11:16 PM

Sparky the Fire Dog: megarian:
That last bit sounded incredibly weird/murdery...

*clicks profile*

Ah. I get it now. Carry on.

Ya - in case my name didn't tip you off, I'm a firefighter.  Also studying to be a paramedic.  No weird/murdery stuff here - just trying to help.


You are also incredibly cute.
 
2013-02-04 11:11:42 PM

Gyrfalcon: thorthor: I think there is a difference between being "scared" of dying, no money, growing old etc. And the visceral fear of spiders, snakes etc. The first category is probably more "dread" than anything. One of the Weenerss regarding the startle response is interesting. What is fear exactly? Anybody see where im coming from with this?

Yes, indeed. Which is why I also said the "fear" of a scary movie was hardly the same thing as the body's response to being deprived of oxygen. You can be unafraid of dying...but your body is still going to respond if it is suffocated, no matter how mentally prepared for it you may be.


Yes! I am ok with hieghts in an airplane, have done aerobatics and all- no problem, but put me on the top of a ten ft. Ladder and i freeze up. Weird.
 
2013-02-04 11:12:34 PM

UsikFark: Sparky the Fire Dog: megarian:
That last bit sounded incredibly weird/murdery...

*clicks profile*

Ah. I get it now. Carry on.

Ya - in case my name didn't tip you off, I'm a firefighter.  Also studying to be a paramedic.  No weird/murdery stuff here - just trying to help.

You are also incredibly cute.


Ah, you only think that because you don't know me!  ;)
 
2013-02-04 11:12:38 PM
Nothing makes me fearful, lots of silly social things make me anxious.

/Last time I felt real fear was over 10 years ago when I had convinced myself I was dying, which lasted about half a year. I eventually just got used to the fact that I was dying (even though it turns out I was perfectly healthy), and I've never felt anything close to fear like that since. Not sure if it was worth it though, those were a dark six months.
 
2013-02-04 11:13:56 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com

The stuff of lunchroom nightmares!
 
2013-02-04 11:14:46 PM

Sparky the Fire Dog: UsikFark: Sparky the Fire Dog: megarian:
That last bit sounded incredibly weird/murdery...

*clicks profile*

Ah. I get it now. Carry on.

Ya - in case my name didn't tip you off, I'm a firefighter.  Also studying to be a paramedic.  No weird/murdery stuff here - just trying to help.

You are also incredibly cute.

Ah, you only think that because you don't know me!  ;)


I used to live in Iowa. There's a good-er chance I know you than normal.
 
2013-02-04 11:15:06 PM

Atomic Spunk: Vaginas that echo when you shout into them.


Uncanny alley.
 
2013-02-04 11:15:42 PM
 
2013-02-04 11:15:44 PM

Gyrfalcon: thorthor: I think there is a difference between being "scared" of dying, no money, growing old etc. And the visceral fear of spiders, snakes etc. The first category is probably more "dread" than anything. One of the Weenerss regarding the startle response is interesting. What is fear exactly? Anybody see where im coming from with this?

Yes, indeed. Which is why I also said the "fear" of a scary movie was hardly the same thing as the body's response to being deprived of oxygen. You can be unafraid of dying...but your body is still going to respond if it is suffocated, no matter how mentally prepared for it you may be.


Actually that's a good point. I haven't been mindfully fearful in a long time, but if you've ever been to high altitude and suffered from periodic breathing, waking up feeling like you're suffocating is a mind fark since you wake with the panic and don't have the presence of mind to handle it initially.
 
2013-02-04 11:15:58 PM
Being gotdammed inconvinienced!

My lawn, gtfo!
 
2013-02-04 11:16:01 PM
This clearly shows that stuff like water torture is not some pussy shiat.
 
2013-02-04 11:16:25 PM

nmemkha: The stuff of lunchroom nightmares!


FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
 
2013-02-04 11:17:27 PM
UsikFark:

I used to live in Iowa. There's a good-er chance I know you than normal.

I've only been here for a few years, so...  still probably not.

Oh, and, er, thanks?
 
2013-02-04 11:19:47 PM
Stupid people in large groups.
 
2013-02-04 11:21:05 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: Bea Arthur? Outstanding.


thank you
 
2013-02-04 11:21:21 PM

studebaker hoch: Stupid people in large groups.


Or large people in stupid groups.
 
2013-02-04 11:22:20 PM
Penises in unexpected places.
 
2013-02-04 11:22:52 PM

Sparky the Fire Dog: UsikFark:

I used to live in Iowa. There's a good-er chance I know you than normal.

I've only been here for a few years, so...  still probably not.

Oh, and, er, thanks?


It's okay, you killed the little moment a couple posts ago. Stop that!
 
2013-02-04 11:23:08 PM
I say this 11CM guy just muffing around on my floor the other day

mekongbus.com

mekongbus.com
 
2013-02-04 11:23:50 PM

MrHappyRotter: Gay marriage


Straight marriage (thankfully single).
 
2013-02-04 11:24:09 PM
UsikFark:
It's okay, you killed the little moment a couple posts ago. Stop that!

I'm good at that.  (Told ya!)
 
2013-02-04 11:25:35 PM
enjoytherandom.com

/Shudder
 
2013-02-04 11:26:01 PM

IsNoGood: I say this 11CM guy just muffing around on my floor the other day

[mekongbus.com image 653x490]

[mekongbus.com image 653x490]


Oh god, the beer!

Sparky the Fire Dog: I'm good at that.  (Told ya!)


sigh.
 
2013-02-04 11:28:32 PM
Usually none of these.
 
2013-02-04 11:28:37 PM
changing lightbubs when the glass globe comes off and leaves the metal end still in the lamp base...

also driving very fast at night - but that might just be adrenaline
 
2013-02-04 11:30:02 PM

IsNoGood: I say this 11CM guy just muffing around on my floor the other day


Is....is the beer okay???
 
2013-02-04 11:36:04 PM

quickdraw: I have a meeting with HR, my union rep and my dept chair on Friday. I haven't been this scared in a long time. Its not so much what Im afraid they'll do as Im afraid I may say what Im really thinking.


Do it.  You will never feel better..  I am firmly in your corner.  I support you fully.

/ just dont ask for rent money when you get fired.
 
2013-02-04 11:37:28 PM
Women laughing at my lack of endowment.

And Obama takin my guns!

/ not that those things are related in any way....
 
2013-02-04 11:37:49 PM
President Willard 'mitt' Romney still wake up w/ that one. Shudder.
 
2013-02-05 12:00:46 AM
A handful of dust.
 
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