September 4, 2013
Watch Out For Holes, You May Have Trypophobia
Two psychologists from the University of Essex say the fear of holes, or trypophobia, is very common and its origins are lodged somewhere in our evolutionary history. Trypophobes report feeling uneasy, queasy, or itchy when seeing sponges, milk foam bubbles on a latte, soap bubbles, lotus pods…anything with a cluster of holes. Researchers now believe trypophobes are subconsciously making a connection between small holes and a poisonous animal…like the highly poisonous blue-ringed octopus or King Cobra snake.
[ Read the Article: Fear Of Holes May Have Evolutionary Origins ]