483 student Life at Speed

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Page 1 of 1 FMG Video #8883 – Life at Speed Which is the most flexible species on the planet? – humans Urban species Residents of large urban centers around the world (e.g. London, New York, Paris, etc.) have more in common with _each other__ than with their neighbors____. The sounds, smells, etc. of The City – both pleasant and unpleasant – trigger physiological reactions in us. They speed up our _heart rate breathing and brain activity_. This speeding-up response to our urban environment is called arousal__. How we usually respond to sensory overload – adapt to the environment. Brain goes into partial shut down. Only think about the task at hand. Doesn’t process the information beyond a certain level How you manage sensory overload when shutting out the world is NOT an option (e.g., if you work on the trading floor of the NY Stock Exchange): brain goes into
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Unformatted text preview: overdrive processing everything more quickly. To work this fast he makes decisions on less processing and background. Daves brain genuine parallel processor. Walking speed in The City the bigger the city, the __the faster people walk__. The average pedestrian speed in NY City is _4_ mph. The average pedestrian in a small town walks _2_ mph. Lack of predictability and control: how does this cause stress? When you are no longer in control you try to take an alternative route. You dont want to be stopped. Reflex responses to lack of control learn shortcuts, stress ] For people adapted to a high level of stimulation, moments of sensory deprivation become stressful. People who suffer the most from stress are not those in fast-paced jobs, but those in dull repetitive jobs. Who suffers the most job stress? repetitive boring ones....
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