Fight or Flight Response
By : Julissa Tejada
What is the fight or flight response
Our automatic in born response that prepares are body to
" FIGHT " or " FLEE" from a harmful situation or threat to survival
FIGHT OR FLIGHT RESPONSE
An environmental signal travels into the brain. In response, the amygdala, a structure in the brain, fires off a nerve impulse to the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus sends a chemical signal to another part of the brain called the adrenal gland.
The adrenal gland releases hormones, such as adrenaline that papares us for a physical reactions .
Increased heart rate
Loss of peripheral vision
These physical changes occur rapidly if you were experiencing a life-threatening event these changes are believed to be triggered by the sympathetic nervous system through the release of stress hormones into the blood stream which causes immediate physical reactions that papares the muscular activity needed to fight or flee the threat.