What fun is Halloween without the creepy sounds that go with it?
Certain scary noise can trigger raw anxiety and fear in humans, according to a study by University of Montreal neuropsychologist William Aubé, which was published in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience last year.
His researcher showed strong links between fear and the brain, specifically the amygdala and the anterior insula.
“Fearful faces, vocalizations and musical excerpts elicited significantly larger activity in this region when compared with their neutral counterparts,” the researchers wrote, according to a Vice article. “This is consistent with the established role of the amygdala in the processing of threat-related stimuli, both in the visual and auditory modalities.”
You can read more about the brain’s reaction to creepy noises on Motherboard.Vice.com
In the meantime, our friends at Phonak Spain put together a less spooky Spotify playlist full of perfect Halloween songs to get you ready for a “Monster Mash”.