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El estudio de tripofobia, la aversión a los agujeros agrupados que experimentan algunas personas.

When watching ectoparasites, participants reported more urges to itch and scratch, theoretically protecting the surface of their skin from danger. And when watching pathogens, the participants reported more feelings of nausea and urges to vomit.

Al observar los ectoparásitos, los participantes informaron más ganas de picar y rascarse, teóricamente protegiendo la superficie de su piel del peligro. Y al observar los patógenos, los participantes informaron más sensaciones de náuseas y ganas de vomitar.

“It makes sense to have developed adaptive defensive strategies against the ‘nasty’ ones,” Cécile Sarabian, a cognitive ecologist studying animal disgust at the Kyoto University Primate Research Institute in Japan, wrote in an email.

By Sabrina Imbler for the NYT