Fear is a central emotional response during a pandemic and it’s why most people have complied with lockdown conditions. But as anxiety eases and boredom sets in, people’s resolution may fray.
Fear is very much a part of humans’ survival. Demagogues and others who want to manipulate have learned that this human trait can be exploited, often with disastrous consequences.
Halloween and the celebrations of the Dia de Muertos make us remember of one of the most natural feelings shared among living creatures: fear.
Can artificial intelligence accurately simulate people’s religious tendencies in the face of disaster and tragedy?
We may pretend that we do not like fear, but Halloween proves otherwise. Many of us enjoy being scared. But why?