No matter how much you spend on a home theater system, you will never enjoy what you watch on it as much as you will if you were to see a movie in the theater. That’s according to a new study done at the University of Chicago, according to a report from Science Daily.
Over the course of the film, movie-watchers influence one another and gradually synchronize their emotional responses. This mutual mimicry also affects each participant’s evaluation of the overall experience — the more in sync we are with the people around us, the more we like the movie.
Of course, the report has no suggestions on how to influence the behavior of those who think that the theater is their living room and feel the need to talk through the film.