09 October 2015

Stress Response System: The Fear is Real, Even Though It's Not Real

I'm a little behind the 6+ million people that have seen this clip, but it is a great example of the stress response system at work:

The best part is when they say: "You know it's not there," "It's not in the room." But for this meteorologist, the perceived threat was real and her body reacted as if the threat was there. It's an excellent example of how at times anxiety, fears, and stress is a perceived threat, not an actual threat.