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Department of Orthopedics

School of Medicine


Explore the Science Behind Extreme Sports at This New Exhibit

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Written by 5280 on September 12, 2019

Elite-level rock and ice climbers, BASE jumpers, free divers, and parkour athletes all have one thing in common—and it’s not that they’re adrenaline junkies. 

“You don’t want adrenaline pumping through your veins when you’re participating in these sports because adrenaline induces a fight-or-flight response,” says Garth Spellman,

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