Experts, after a series of studies, described how films affect a person. Depending on the genre, the influence may be positive or negative.
Cinema today is a way of unloading and watching films for many has become a necessity. What are the health effects of this free time activity and can it be harmful? The answer to this question largely depends on the genre of the film, which we watch as comedy and horror, of course, do not have the same effect on our psyche.
What do the experts say?
Researchers comment that when we watch scary movies, raising adrenaline in your blood is fun, but at the same time has a potential risk of harm to physical and mental health.
Watching tense scenes in Fantastica full movie, heart rate and blood pressure rise. This can cause a heart attack in people who have heart problems. Even completely healthy people can suffer after watching “horror movies”, which leads to feelings of anxiety and panic.
Cinema and movies can be good for your health. A typical example is comedies that help lower blood pressure. When we laugh for a long time, the blood vessels expand. According to the researchers, intense laughter for 15 minutes during the film has the same effect on the cardiovascular system as exercise.
It has been found that adult films also have a positive effect on health. There is a significant decrease in activity in some areas of the brain, which leads to a decrease in anxiety. So, after the porn movie, the survey participants feel calmer and happier.
Some moviemakers conduct psychological research to see if the scene, sound, or the whole movie evokes the emotions you need. This is the subject of a relatively new science – neurocinematics. Her critics believe that each viewer has his own unique set of experiences that are “included” in the cinema. But it is difficult to disagree with many discoveries of “cinema psychologists”.
The drama makes us sympathy, excitement for the main character or sadness in the event of a tragic ending. As a result of such experiences, viewers experience catharsis and, together with tears, are freed from their own heavy feelings.
Many scientists consider the development of empathy and social intelligence to be the main positive effect of dramas – the ability to read feelings and moods, understand the “pain” of another person and act accordingly.
The desire to become an ideal
We like it when the protagonist in a movie or series speaks big words, does incredible things, makes sacrifices for his purpose. Unconsciously, a person tries to imitate what he likes. The formation of “cinema ideals” begins in early childhood and does not end until the end of life, while a person looks with interest at the TV screen.