Understanding Trypophobia: The Fear of Holes

Aminuddin I, Lotfi HA

Abstract


The sight of clustered holes can bring about uneasiness in people, and the disgust response towards it is called trypophobia. Reactions in humans vary from nausea to severe depression. We explore the possible causes of this unique phenomenon, such as evolutionary adaptation and spectral features. We also uncover the clinical features and its relationship to other psychological conditions for example, obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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Keywords


Trypophobia; Fear of Holes; Phobia

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