Download Video and Audio from YouTube

How Psychology Can Explain the Deadly Medieval Dancing Plagues

50,140 views 3 64

From the 1200s through the 1600s, parts of Europe were afflicted with deadly, mysterious outbreaks of seemingly contagious, unstoppable dancing. While it's still unclear exactly why these "dancing plagues" happened, modern psychology may be able to provide some answers. Hosted by: Brit Garner ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at https://www.scishowtangents.org ---------- Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporters for helping us keep SciShow free for everyone forever: Kevin Carpentier, Eric Jensen, Matt Curls, Sam Buck, Christopher R Boucher, Avi Yashchin, Adam Brainard, Greg, Alex Hackman, Sam Lutfi, D.A. Noe, Piya Shedden, Scott Satovsky Jr, Charles Southerland, Patrick D. Ashmore, charles george, Kevin Bealer, Chris Peters ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/la..., https://www.sciencedirect.com/science... https://psychcentral.com/disorders/ot... https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Menta... https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-c... https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/1... https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/... https://www.researchgate.net/profile/... https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/... https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/1... https://sk.sagepub.com/reference/soci... https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama... https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/bl... https://link.springer.com/content/pdf... https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti... https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-... https://skepticalinquirer.org/2000/07... https://www.aastweb.org/hubfs/A2Zzzz%...