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Friday, November 02, 2007

Death makes us feel... Happy?!?

Researchers say it's a kind of psychological immune response — faced with thoughts of our own death, our brains automatically cope with the conscious feelings of distress by nonconsciously seeking out happy feelings.

Not only is this a very interesting article, but it may provide clues as to why people like reading books about main characters that suffer, which has always seemed to be a mystery to me... readers don't want to suffer in real life, yet they always enter this fantasy world in which it's quite boring and meaningless not to...

And... huh... those last two sentences made me cringe... (recall this post).

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