Be Smart

Why I'm Scared of Spiders

Season 2 Episode 31 | 3m 6s

I'm scared of spiders. I'm not afraid to admit it. I love them in a scientific sense, or from a "let me look at you from way over here" sense, but that's as close as I get. Here's a look at the science of why some of us are afraid of spiders, snakes, roaches, and other creepy crawlies. Did I evolve to be this way, or did I learn to be afraid of them? It seems to be an open question…

Aired: 07/24/16

Rating: NR

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