Addicted to getting scared? There's a science behind it

If you like to be scared, there's a scientific explanation as to why you might enjoy it. 

Turns out - you might be addicted to the physical reaction! 

It's situations that cause fear, so your body activates its fight, flight, or freeze response. 

It sends a flood of different hormones into your bloodstream, making you focus, your eyes dilate, and your muscles tense. 


Or in other words, it's just an adrenaline rush. 

Those jump scares are much like some people skydiving or rock climbing. 

Some people love that rush from just being scared, and just like any adrenaline junkie, it can be addicting.