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Life at speed

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Alternate title:Life at speed : picking up the pace
Summary:Why does life in a modern city move so fast, how have people adapted to this frantic pace, and what are the pluses and minuses of adaptation? This program studies the high-speed lifestyle of city dwellers, focusing on issues such as the hormonal response to continual sensory stimulation and the automatic filtering mechanism that protects against sensory overload. Addiction to the unavoidable metabolic rush of urban living is also explored, as well as the stress that occurs when the need for speed is thwarted. Originally produced as a segment of the television series Glass jungle in 1996.
Contributor:Klein, Leanne
Lawson, Denis
Provider:Wall to Wall Television
Channel Four (Great Britain)
Channel Four (Great Britain)
ITEL (Firm)
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Environmental psychology
City dwellers -- Psychology
City and town life -- Psychological aspects
Genre:Educational television programs
Credits:Narrator, Denis Lawson. Director, Leanne Klein ; photographer, Brian McDairmant ; film editor, Anna Ksiezopolska ; music, Paul Englishby ; series consultants, Stanton Newman ; research, Patricia Dunnett.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Science, Technology
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