Watching sad films boosts endorphin levels in your brain, psychologists say

By: Nicola Davis | Watching sad films boosts endorphin levels in your brain, psychologists say | Neuroscience | The Guardian

Traumatic films may boost pain tolerance and feelings of group bonding by increasing levels of feel-good chemicals produced by the brain, study reveals

Tyrannosaur, Breaking the Waves and Schindler’s List might make you reach for the tissues, but psychologists say they have found a reason why traumatic films are so appealing.

Researchers at Oxford University say that watching traumatic films boosts feelings of group bonding, as well as increasing pain tolerance by upping levels of feel-good, pain-killing chemicals produced in the brain.

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