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What do we call the ability of brain to sense and respond to danger and fear?



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M. Krasinski

M. Krasinski, Content Writer, Columbus

Answered on Jul 25, 2018

It is a vital human response to sense danger and to respond with fear. We have what is called a 'flight or fight' reaction to threat. In the amygdala, sited in the temporal lobe region of the brain, a frightening stimulus causes excitation.

This causes release of stress hormones, and various bodily changes such as pupil dilation, breathing rate, a rush of blood flow and glucose to the skeletal regions, all of these preparing us to react with a swift escape or an angry attack. Also, the hippocampus - related to the amygdala - is alerted. This area of the brain is involved in interpreting the threat. The fight or flight process is vital to our well-being and appears to be hard-wired into our neural mechanism.

John Adney

John Adney

Answered on Mar 10, 2017

Responsible for production and regulation of emotions.
idiots just complete idiots.

John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Dec 05, 2016

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