Why do human beings seek out terrifying experiences? 11Esther Inglis-Arkell and 41 others eEditaDeleteBPromoteXDismissXUndismissbBlock for sitebHide Why do we scare the hell out of ourselves? Why do we pay for the privilege? Is it pure thrill-seeking, or is it what's known as counterphobic behavior? » 9/15/13 9:00am 9/15/13 9:00amWould putting a spike in the middle of your steering wheel make you safer?