Does it make you feela photograph of a honeycomb? Or maybe at the sight of porous chocolate you want to curl up in the corner and cry quietly? Or, perhaps, at the sight of lotus seeds, a cold shiver for some reason begins to run through your body and an attack of nausea and dizziness begins? If so, then most likely you suffer from the fear of repeated holes - tripophobia. About 16% of the world's population suffers from this type of inexplicable fear, which is why experts are seriously interested in the causes of the strongest mental reactions when they see harmless cluster holes, deciding to conduct a little research.
What is tripophobia?
Despite the fact that international medicalorganizations have not yet recognized fear at the sight of cluster holes for mental disorder; thousands of people across the planet claim to experience this type of phobia. The term “tripophobia” was coined in 2005 by an anonymous woman from Ireland in one of the web forums, and by 2009 it began to be used more actively, as more and more people began to appear who suffered from the same type of fear.
According to an article published on the siteNewscientist.com, people who assume they have tripophobia are often mistaken, as the disgusted feeling comes naturally. Not the most pleasant feeling arises due to the fact that images with lesions of the skin of a person by various types of parasites are most often used to diagnose the disease, causing related symptoms in the form of nausea and weakness in an absolutely healthy person.
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Specialists conducted a small study inthe attitude of tripophobia, the results of which showed that the disease is directly related to the instinctive fear of harm from really dangerous things, which is subsequently transferred to completely harmless things.
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In the course of the study, scientists analyzed 76images that could cause a tripophobic reaction and compared them with 76 control images that did not cause the effect of disgust. It turned out that the images causing the specific reaction had one common spectral composition: the pictures were distinguished by high-contrast colors in the distribution of space. Some scientists believe that this phobia is associated with an unconscious reaction to dangerous species of organisms.
In the same study, scientists showed a snapshot.lotus seed head to 91 men and 195 women aged 18 to 55 years. According to the results, it turned out that 11% of men and 18% of women called the plant “unpleasant and repulsive.” Since tripophobia has appeared recently and is still not an officially recognized disorder, specialists will continue to study new manifestations of tripophobic reactions for a long time and look for possible causes of their occurrence.