The definition of entertainment has shifted over time, as people’s needs and desires change. Some examples of entertainment include watching movies, television shows, or reading books for pleasure, listening to music, attending concerts or dance performances, playing sports or video games, and creating or appreciating visual art. The word ‘entertainment’ is derived from the Latin inter-tenere, which means to hold inside.
Entertainment is often focused on themes that the human brain was evolved to react deeply to such as backstabbing, murders, and other social situations. These themes stimulate the brain to realease seratonin and dopamine making humans feel good after they experience entertainment.