Extreme sports and adventure are synonymous with people who crave risk and chase adrenaline, but according to science this popular image doesn’t fit with the reality. So why do they do it and what does it take, physically and mentally?
This conversation will explore an extreme adventurer’s personal perspective before delving into the physiology and psychology involved in pushing humans to the limits. Is all this risk-taking and adventure unique to humans, or are we bound by our biology?
Eric Brymer is an internationally recognised academic, adventure psychologist and life coach specialising in high performance skills and wellbeing outcomes. He researches human performance in extreme environments and has authored...View Profile
Carl Smith is a Walkley Award-winning science reporter and podcast presenter at ABC Radio National and ABC Science. He makes radio documentaries for RN’s science programs and has featured in...View Profile
Joshua is a multi-skilled outdoors enthusiast with a passion for adventure and flight. Raised in the high-country of the Rocky Mountains above the town of Boulder Colorado, Joshua has a...View Profile
Robbie is a Professor of Motor Performance in the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Queensland. He is interested in understanding how individuals perform in complex environments, both...View Profile
Originally from small-town USA, Kaleigh spent the last 10 years working and adventuring around the world across 6 continents, not living anywhere more than 6 months at a time (until...View Profile
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