Scaring Babies for Science

“Snakes, why’d it have to be snakes?” so sayeth Indiana Jones, and so, apparently, say babies too.

In a study published Wednesday in Frontiers in Psychology, European neuroscientists determined that our instinctive fears of snakes and spiders are so primal, even babies become alarmed at the sight of them. How’d they figured it out? Well, they scared some babies. For science!

Primal Fear

Though not everyone is frightened of the two creepy crawlies, studies have shown more than a thi

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