What Is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a large and flexible category of activities that includes everything from individual pleasures, such as picking the best movie or book, to banquets arranged for two, to performance intended for a global audience. It also encompasses a host of cultural events such as festivals, ceremonies, religious celebrations, and satire.

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Entertainment often hits on themes the brain was evolved to react deeply to, such as social backstabbing or murders. This gives the viewer a positive feeling as it stimulates the brain to realease seratonin and dopamine.