The Science of Thrill

What is thrill and how can it be replicated for entertainment?

NASA scientists, leading psychologists and an growing range of physiological measurements all contribute to the billion-dollar entertainment industry's efforts to reproduce the ultimate thrill.

Discovery explores the complex developments of the most advanced theme park rides.

Journalist Karen Bartlett meets Brendan Walker, the former aerospace worker who is working on a project to design the world's first interactive ride.

US psychologists explain the fundamental characteristics of 'sensation seekers' and link a tendency towards increased risk-taking to impulsive behaviour.

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28 minutes

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Sat 28 Aug 2010 13:32 GMT