Why Do We Love Roller Coasters?

Every summer, the world flocks to amusement parks. Why do we love roller coasters so much?

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Curiosities: Why do people like to scare themselves by watching horror movies or going on thrill rides?
“Why some people crave this type of stimulation isn’t clear. Perhaps certain individuals simply need a more active amygdala for some reason.”
Why Do Some Brains Enjoy Fear?
“This time of year, thrillseekers can enjoy horror movies, haunted houses, and prices so low, it’s scary. But if fear is a natural survival response to a threat, or danger, why would we seek out that feeling?”

Thrill-Seeking: What Parts of Your Brain Are Involved?
“Why do so many folks, from daring Olympian snowboarders, skiers and skaters to motorcyclists and car racers, not to mention college students at the beach for spring break, find themselves drawn to risk and danger time and time again?”

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