Q I like to listen to AM shock jocks and yell at them. What’s with that? DC-S
Subjecting yourself to frustration is like freaking yourself on a rollercoaster or in front of a horror movie: it’s a visceral body state that provides excitement and positive feelings afterwards, says brain researcher Nicole Prause. Another simile: it’s like needing to take a slash during an endless meeting and then finally letting go. You may also be experiencing confirmation bias: when hearing the other side makes you more confident of your own, says psychologist Jerry Smith.