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Thrill seekers: Why do we love rollercoasters?

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Roller coasters and our search for thrill

Rollercoaster rides are closely linked with the physical sensation we get from the world. The rides are successful because they can force an emotional experience.

On a ride, people's emotions change continually from extreme excitement, delight, joy, happiness ...

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There are four different aspects to sensation-seeking:

  • Thrill-and adventure-seeking, which has to do with a high adrenaline experience.
  • Experience-seeking. People who like unusual experiences.
  • Disinhibition. Peo...

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Several things have to be considered to design a roller coaster ride: The cultural trends in society, novel technologies, and what people talk about. The wooden rollercoaster is popular in America, but not that much in the UK.

If the ride is too short, pe...

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When we experience pleasure, the body releases dopamine that binds to receptors in the body, which gives us a sense of intense excitement. It can be a problem as it can lead to addictive behavior.

Some people have a defect, called a polymorphism, where the receptor can't effic...

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