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It facilitates fear learning.'Previous research has shown that humans are born with two fears - of heights and of loud noises - and that most others are formed within six years.Big bridge: The Chesapeake Bay Bridge, which stretches for four miles, can be a scary place for someone with gephyrophobia, the fear of crossing bridges.The BBC Earth video reads: 'For the first few months of our lives, we're quite literally fearless.'Our ability to identify things that can threaten our survival is something we learn from those around us.'That's why some of our fears are rational but others are not.'The clip is based on a 2015 study which showed that 11-month-old children could watch snakes without showing signs of discomfort.
"But with that bridge collapsing, their fears seem justified.
But last week’s headlines may also be a blessing in disquise for those with gephyrophobia.
A Washington Post story on the condition reports that therapists haven’t been swamped with calls from people with the condition.
High bridges over waterways and gorges can be especially intimidating, as can be very long or very narrow bridges.
USA Today had a story about a program for gephyrophobic drivers in the Chesapeake Bay Bridge area of Maryland.