“I was very scared but I didn’t want to let that experience go by hand. I stayed there even though I kept my eyes closed for most of the time. I was also thinking that I was not going to do this again.”
Eight-year-old Alexandra Mendoza swore this while riding a rollercoaster. But later, she could not keep up on this promise and that too not once but again and again.
His experience of rollercoaster led to a tremendous passion for him riding padded paths, breath-taking heights and shocking slopes. Alexandra, who rides on a rollercoaster, enjoys it but also shouts loudly.
Large US theme parks are scheduled to open later this month. Those swinging on a rollercoaster in California have been asked to control their excitement and shout less to reduce the risk of spreading the Kovid-19 virus.
But, can anyone overcome their screaming, can thrill seekers live without screaming, and why do we scream in very funny moments?
What is scream?
Professor Harold Guzool, a psychology professor at Emory College, points out that screaming is classified as showing “utterly non-verbal” verbal surprise. Such as written exclamation marks (!).
He says, “Shouting means that you are removing your voice but not speaking.”
“A scream is a specific tone. It has some specific sound properties; the scream can last from about three quarters to a second and a half. It starts in a loud voice and continues loudly.”
Professor Harold says, “So the scream is relatively small, has the ability to shock, the pitch is high and it goes a little far.”
Why do we scream?
Professor Harold says, “It is thought that the scream started as a way to surprise a wild animal and give you a small chance to escape.”
Our forefathers also used to call the family members around for help.
The professor explains, “But, in the present time, if the screams become verbal weapons, then who should they recognize?”
He suggests that this can motivate a person to practice screaming and recognize the scream. They can practice it in a less risky environment.
What goes on a rollercoaster?
Professor Harold explains, “Our brain gives us pleasure in the things that make us feel alive. We are living in a fairly civilized society where we don’t have to shout every day, but that doesn’t mean that on some occasions We are not afraid. On such occasions we will scream in the same way as our ancestors used to scream. “
He says, “For our ancestors, instead of screaming practice, the area around the waterfall or volcano would have been there and for modern society humans, those places are rollercoasters and theme parks.”
Professor Harold says, “Your heart starts beating faster, blood pressure increases, so you feel the same physical effects of fear as if in real danger when you know you’re safe.” You scream out the tension that builds up inside you. ”
Therefore, by shouting on the rollercoaster of Alexandra, it seems as if they are scared but in reality they are having fun.
The 25-year-old Iquador says, “I would say it’s kind of stress-relieving because you forget everything while screaming. You’re just in that moment.”
Great thrill experience
23-year-old travel blogger Dymph Mansink agrees that she has been enjoying swinging on a rollcoaster since childhood.
“I always like going to the theme parks in the cities because it makes me very excited,” she says.
“When you see the line for the rollercoaster and it rotates over and over again, you’re happy that you’re not on it. It makes it more scary. But, when I’m riding on it , He slowly goes up, I am very scared but when he comes down, I feel so thrilled and happy and I want to scream. ”
Dim Mencink, who lives in Amsterdam, says that by screaming like this, she is able to express her feelings. This is something you will not feel in normal life. Screaming and thrill is experienced.
Aki Hayashi, who lives in the city of Urayasu, Japan, says that experiencing the rollercoaster around the world has become his life-long inspiration.
He says, “I can’t enjoy my life without a rollercoaster.”
Hayashi, 27, is also the head of the ‘Coaster Riders Japan’ group. This is a group of rollercoaster ride enthusiasts who go to the theme park.
He says that after swinging on the 350 rollercoaster, he can now control his scream.
Hayashi explains, “If I am swinging alone, I show that I am not as excited because when I scream alone, everybody sees me.” But, when we swing together, it is like having a party in which we shout a lot together and make noise. I feel very good when we shout. ”
Professor Harold says that it is possible to have the ability to control the scream, but this is a challenge. Some people can do this and some may not.