- Created by: lewis_brown
- Created on: 08-06-17 11:07
The amygdala and hypothalamus:
- when faced with a threat an arera of the brain called the amygdala becomes active.
- this associates sensory signals wityh emotions associated with fight or flight, such as anger or fear.
- this then sends a distress signal to the hypothalamus, which functions like a command centre in the brain.
Response to accute stressors:
The sympathetic nervous system:
- when this is triggered it begins the process for for preparing the body for action begins.
- the SNS then goes onto send a signal to the adrenal medulla, this then releases the hormone adrenaline into the bloodstream.
- this circulates through the body, and causes a number of physiological changes.
- our heart beats faster and our muscles have blood pushed to…