Brain patterns of haunting memories

Altered brain activity patterns mark the difference between forgetting and being haunted

By Guest Writer, 16:58 PM November 7, 2013

Please welcome this month’s Scicurious Guest Writer, Emilie Reas! 

My first trip to a haunted house is as vivid today as when I was 5 years old. As I made my way past a taunting witch and a rattling skeleton, my eyes fell upon a blood-soaked zombie. My heart raced, my throat swelled, and the tears began to flow. Even now, as a mature (ahem) adult, the ghosts and goblins don’t faze me. But those vacant zombie eyes and pale skin? Oh, the horror! My rational brain knows how irrational my fear is...

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