Trypophobia: Fear of Holes


Trypophobia: Fear of Holes

Phobias can arise from all sorts of lurking dangers, like venomous snakes. But holes? Is trypophobia really a thing? Find out why a person might fear an array of innocent holes and the role social contagion could play.

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Topics in this Podcast: phobias, evolution, fear, human behavior