SciShow Psych: How Psychology Can Explain the Deadly Medieval Dancing Plagues

From the 1200s through the 1600s, parts of Europe were afflicted with deadly, mysterious outbreaks of seemingly contagious, unstoppable dancing.

While it’s still unclear exactly why these “dancing plagues” happened, modern psychology may be able to provide some answers.


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