What is Entertaiment?


Article About Entertaiment

Something affording pleasure, diversion, or amusement. A crossword puzzle is an entertainment for many people. A ball is an elaborate entertainment.

From Middle English entretenement, from Old French entretenement. See entertain (verb).

According to Oliver and Barstsch (2010), entertainment is understood objectively, involves communication between text and audience from an external stimulus, offers pleasure, requires an audience, and occurs in a passive form.

Some examples of entertainment include movies, television, music, sports, games, reading, and visual art. Entertainment often hits on topics that the brain was evolved to deeply react to, such as backstabbing, murder and other social problems. Entertainment also stimulates the brain to release seratonin and other chemicals, which make us feel good. The feeling can last for hours.