Biopsychology: Fight or Flight response: Lesson 2

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  • Biopsychology Fight or Flight Response.
    • Our body in an emergency.
      • Sweat
      • More rapid breathing.
      • Muscles tense.
      • Increased heart rate
    • Chronic Stress (on-going).
      • Brain continues to perceive something as a threat.
        • Initial surge of adrenaline subsides.
        • PG releases ACTH (hormone)
          • Causes release of further stress related hormones
            • Eg. Cortisol. lowers immune system and impairs cognitive performance

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