Article about Entertaiment
In the modern world, entertainment encompasses a huge variety of activities. It ranges from purely aesthetic to edgy or violent – and everything in between. It can include art and performance (music, movies, theatre), sports and games, and even children’s play. It may also involve storytelling, such as the tales of Scheherazade, a character from Persian professional storytelling tradition who saved her own life by telling stories to her husband. This story inspired orchestral works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski, a film by Pasolini and innovative video games.
Entertainment often hits on themes that the brain was evolved to deeply respond to, such as backstabbing and murder. It can therefore have a powerful effect on the psyche.