Serial bingeing: A look at the science behind true criminal obsessions

Serial bingeing: A look at the science behind true criminal obsessions

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – When you watch another crime show on TV, do you ever think, “Why am I so obsessed with this?”

Experts say there is actually a science behind these viewing habits.

“People are so fascinated with serial killers,” said Dr. Stephen Benning, associate professor of psychology at UNLV.

Dr Stephen Benning – Associate Professor of Psychology at UNLV

Absorbed by evil. From the deliciously dark intrigues on network TV, documentary series saturating streaming services, it’s clear audiences can’t get enough crime-focused content.

“It’s almost begging to be resolved,” Dr. Benning said.

Dr. Benning adds that in addition to gathering the puzzles, the killers in crime shows create a novel reaction among viewers.

“It’s so outside the normal range of experience that it probably triggers different regions of the brain that are more in the front than in the back,” Dr. Benning said.

But what is the specific science behind it? Psychiatrists say that when we like to look at something, chemical compounds influence our mind.

Dr Sid Khurana – Psychiatrist with Nevada Mental…

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