What happens in the minds of free climbers

Popular Science | 12/29/2018 | Staff
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As a cognitive neuroscientist, I study how the brain processes thoughts and emotions. I used to focus on sensation-seeking behavior, which involves people pursuing risky activities to get a thrilling reward.

In 2015, a journalist heard about my work with daredevils and suggested I test the brain of free-solo climber Alex Honnold, who scales cliffs—such as Yosemite National Park’s 3,000-foot-high El Capitan—without ropes....
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