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Why You Are Afraid of the Dark

By | source: Mar 22nd, 2013

I know I’m not the only one that goes double time up the basement stairs after turning out the light. The dark is an unknown area. What we used to know so well is eclipsed in blackness and regular objects take new shape with the help of our imagination. Today’s graphic delves into the reason why our species is afraid of the dark.

Researchers believe that being afraid of the dark has been in human DNA since we evolved. Over 15% of children between 8 years of age and 12 still list the Dark as their biggest fear when usually four to six year old’s are the most frightened.

Sometimes the dark will give me the heeby-jeebies, but I wouldn’t say I’m necessarily scared. My conscious mind always tells myself there’s nothing to worry about and I forget about it. I like to keep my room dark, I like to fish at night. The night time is a wonderful time and I feel bad for the 5% of adults who are afraid of it.

Sleep tight tonight you guys, and do let the monsters bite! [Online Clock]