Life at Speed

Life at Speed

Picking up the Pace

Streaming Video - 2006
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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.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c1996.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (25 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Alternative Title: Picking up the pace

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