What is Entertaiment?

Whether it’s the clown at your child’s birthday party, Broadway show, stadium rock concert, or your friends fighting over the last potato chip, entertainment is all around us. It’s also in the movies, television, books, sports and games, music, and visual art. The word “entertain” comes from the medieval Latin intertenere, which means to hold inside or entertain. The prefix inter means inner, and the suffix tenere is related to the Indo-European root ten, which means to stretch or stretch.

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Entertaiment often hits on points that the brain was shaped to react deeply to – social backstabbing, murders and so on. This often releases seratonin and dopamine, which makes people feel good.

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