Demystifying Medicine Video

Given the growing number of individuals on the internet passing around images and claiming to have this phobia, this video evaluates scientific literature in order to demystify trypophobia, an aversion to the sight of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes or bumps.

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  • Cole, G. G., & Wilkins, A. J. (2013). Fear of Holes. Psychological Science, 24(10), 1980-1985. doi:10.1177/0956797613484937
  • Pipitone, R. N., Gallegos, B., & Walters, D. (2017). Physiological responses to trypophobic images and further scale validity of the trypophobia questionnaire. Personality and Individual Differences, 108, 66-68. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.11.068
  • American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.