Danger elicits an instinctive biological response. Find out which hormones control whether we run away or stand our ground and fight.
- At the first sight of danger, messages are sent to the brain via the optic nerve.
- The fear center within the brain, the amygdala, triggers a release of epinephrine
- Epinephrine makes us breath deeper, speeds up the heart and allows oxygen to circulate faster.
- The body prepares for sudden movement – either fight or flight.
We all get scared of different things.
Fear is so important for our survival that we do something absolutely remarkable.
Our bodies begin to react to a threat before we are even consciously aware of what the threat might be.
Because when we are faced with danger, milliseconds count.
At the first hint ...
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