What Is Entertainment?

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Entertainment is something that stimulates the brain to realease seratonin, dopamine and other chemicals. It often hits on themes that the human mind was evolved to react deeply to, such as social backstabbing and murders. It also hits on the things that we were evolved to be entertained by such as beauty, music and humor.

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From Middle English entretenement, from the Medieval Latin intertenere, from tenere, a prefix meaning “inside,” and entertaine, a suffix meaning to hold or keep inside.