What Makes Screams So Unnerving? | WIRED

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  • Published on:  Monday, October 30, 2017
  • Few sounds grab attention like a scream, but why is that? Scientists have studied the nature of screams and their effects on the brain to better understand the human howl.

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    What Makes Screams So Unnerving? | WIRED
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  • Bobbi Crouch

    Bobbi Crouch

     5 months ago

    Someone screaming as they cry is the hardest sound to hear.

  • SayfRG2874

    SayfRG2874

     7 months ago

    0:26 Me when there's no WiFi 😂

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    Leah Lehmann

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  • AmyD

    AmyD

     2 years ago +1

    That second tone sounded a lot like the “emergency broadcast system” tone.

  • Mariko True

    Mariko True

     2 years ago

    For me the jump scares in movies (more w/music crescendos and unexpected movements than vocalizations) are my kryptonite. Although my cat (yes my feline roommate) likes to torture me by tapping me on the shoulder when I am particularly engrossed in my MAC. Making me jump seems to amuse him.

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     2 years ago

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  • Abraham Jacob

    Abraham Jacob

     2 years ago

    Its also break from the predictability of other sounds

  • Tsquare22ESQ

    Tsquare22ESQ

     2 years ago

    Screams are scary. Micheal Jackson eating pop-corn is terrifying

  • musenheddo

    musenheddo

     2 years ago

    Not a mention of evolution?

  • J .A.K

    J .A.K

     2 years ago

    you should've put a warning in the title that there is such scenes !!

  • Denis21

    Denis21

     2 years ago

    I scream when the internet is down!

  • _flashback_

    _flashback_

     2 years ago

    Rape screams

  • Glitched :/

    Glitched :/

     2 years ago

    Um...aren't screams just unsettling because they're loud and panicky?

  • Sarah Apriliana

    Sarah Apriliana

     2 years ago +1

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  • SkillipEvolver

    SkillipEvolver

     2 years ago +2

    I've often thought about this.. But more particularly... the sound of a female scream I just find hilarious. There is no sound like it on earth! It's almost illogical to my ear (acoustically).. and yet, it's entirely logical..

  • BioDiver

    BioDiver

     2 years ago +2

    What a thumbnail, Mark!

  • 45 Rewy

    45 Rewy

     2 years ago +4

    It has been confirmed: the person speaking is an elf

  • Anonymoose Anonymouse

    Anonymoose Anonymouse

     2 years ago +1

    Seeker made a video on this already and it is VERY similar almost a carbon copy

  • goose mc goosey

    goose mc goosey

     2 years ago

    Aaahhhhhhh so thats why when i metal scream everyone runs