Trypophobia is a claimed phobia of holes, mainly irregular patterns of holes. Thousands of people say they have the condition.
Some people feel the holes are "disgusting and gross." Others feel nauseated and itchy, have panic attacks, sweat or feel their heart pound. Some brain responses associate the holes with danger.
- ↑ "Phobia about Holes". Washington Post. Retrieved Jan 2, 2016.
- ↑ "Improbable Horror of Clusters". Statesman Journal. Retrieved Jan 2, 2016.