Mathias Clasen

Mathias Clasen is associate professor of literature and media studies at Aarhus University. He is interested in the paradox of horror and researches the psychological underpinnings of horror from an evolutionary perspective. He has also conducted empirical studies on the psychology and physiology of haunted house visitors. Clasen is associate editor of the journal Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture, and the author of Why Horror Seduces and A Very Nervous Person's Guide to Horror Movies.

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