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    Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk Adrenaline Rush: the Science of Risk takes a look at the world of skydiving and base jumping -- parachuting from a building, a bridge or a cliff. While providing breathtaking views of skydiving over the Florida Keys, the Mojave Desert and in the magnificent Fjords of Norway, this giant-screen experience explores the psychological and physiological forces behind risk-taking, and the physics involved in these activities.

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    Why do we gamble and take needless risks? - Professor Keith Kendrick

    It could be said that risk taking, combined with a capacity for being motivated by failure, has allowed the human race to advance at such speed. These characteristics have made major contributions to the success of human artistic, scientific and commercial endeavours.

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    Charity is uppermost in the brain

    Neuroscientists have found the brain's charity spot: a region that determines whether we put others before ourselves. A team led by Scott Huettel and Dharol Tankersley of Duke University Medical Centre in North Carolina found that an area at the top and back of the brain is busier in more altruistic people.

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    Perception of risk

    Societal risk

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    Trader turned neuroscientist explores risky highs

    LONDON (Reuters) - When John Coates was on a winning streak during his days as a trader at Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs, the narcotic-like "high" he experienced was so powerful he was determined to find out more.

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    Video: How neuroscience can explain your trading risk profile

    Karl Moore speaks with John Coates, a senior researcher at Cambridge University, who is examining how hormones can affect traders' views

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    Why Do People Take Risks?

    Nick Sednew was working as a trumpet player aboard a cruise ship two years ago when it steered into a powerful storm between Antarctica and the southern tip of South America. The ship's captain told everyone to stay inside, and warning signs blocked the doors to the decks.

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