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PHOBIA²: THE SCIENCE OF FEAR
Have fun understanding and managing your fears ? Self discovery ?
This award-winning permanent exhibition explores ‘fear’, its historical and cultural significance, its psychology and physiology – and how it affects our daily lives.
It addresses fears tangible and intangible – from snakes and clowns to being buried alive and public speaking.
Considering that people are born with only two fears, that of falling and loud noises, according to Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng, CEO of the Singapore Science Centre, how and why do other fears and phobias develop ?
An interactive room offers information on a range of common phobias, including homophobia – the fear of being without a mobile phone !
Buried Alive – and did you know ?!
In olden times, when the diagnosis of death was less accurate, coffins were often fitted with a bell-rigged device above-ground. Should a person awake from the dead (for those mistakenly buried alive), they could ring the bell to alert mourners that they were actually alive.
A simulated public speaking scenario in front of an audience! Including the experiences of difficulty concentrating, dry mouths, trembling hands and reduced field of vision.
Free, but general admission to the Science Centre applies.
Located in Hall B.
Schedule an hour for the exhibition.
Visitors should be aware that the exhibition is designed to generate low-level anxiety.
Daily : 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Closed some Mondays