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  1. #1 Adrenaline 
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    What is it about this self-made substance that gets people hooked and do crazy things.


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    Quote Originally Posted by leohopkins
    What is it about this self-made substance that gets people hooked and do crazy things.
    Fight or flight, which on a roller coaster all you can do is shit yourself or enjoy it .

    Its also like a drug, you want more of it once you've had it. However like all drugs the pleasure/normality barrier with repetition equalises..


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    It increases your blood flow and energy release, heightening your senses and reactions, and can make you feel stronger and/or faster. It's basically a state of increased power.

    I read about a study that was done on people who would be considered adrenaline junkies. They were basically left alone in a room for a certain amount of time while their brain activity was monitored. For average people, after waiting a few minutes to see if something was going to happen, their brain activity then went up as their mind wandered and they thought about other things. For the adrenaline junkies, after a few minutes, their brain activity more or less stopped. They didn't really think about anything. I think the conclusion is that these people have trouble feeling stimulated or interested without a boost.
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    Makes sense.
    The hand of time rested on the half-hour mark, and all along that old front line of the English there came a whistling and a crying. The men of the first wave climbed up the parapets, in tumult, darkness, and the presence of death, and having done with all pleasant things, advanced across No Man's Land to begin the Battle of the Somme. - Poet John Masefield.

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