What explains the positive emotions when falling, for example, among climbers or people jumping high from a bridge?

What explains the positive emotions when falling, for example, among climbers or people jumping high from a bridge?

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Answer 1
May, 2021

It is worth noting here that the question confused "a German with a motorcycle". Let me explain. For a climber, a fall is often a very abnormal situation, and, as a rule, does not cause positive emotions due to concomitant circumstances and reasons, only on the fact of survival if (phew, carried through). In rock climbing, a fall is a concomitant factor when passing difficult places, and the climber is ready for this, therefore, a breakdown and the subsequent free fall for him is often quite exciting, but generally a funny moment. For rope jumpers and base jumpers, falling is a goal, and it induces pleasure through the accompanying release of hormones and neurotransmitters. It's all about the readiness and psychological assessment of the situation. Something like this.

Answer 2
May, 2021

the adrenaline release by the adrenal glands, in this case, triggers a reaction in the body from both the cardiovascular and the nervous systems. blood suddenly begins to rush to the brain in order to enrich it in a stressful situation (jumping from a bridge is stress for the body), thereby the brain acquires a temporary increased concentration and the ability to think faster than usual. from the side of the cardiovascular system, the body's reserve energy sources are released in the form of glucose or other hormones, which feeds a person with new strength. This is partly why you start to feel energized and refreshed, but the adrenaline rush is the body's response to a stressful situation that the brain considers life-threatening. and therefore it is extremely rare when it is beneficial to the body. After all, there is a use of human reserves and a blow, first of all, to the cardiovascular, and then you yourself understand a stroke, heart attack and other diseases of this kind.

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