Demystifying Medicine Video

This video uses animation and a fairy tale concept to provide information about the fight-or-flight response mechanism that is activated in humans when faced with a perceived threat. Little Blue Riding Hood is faced with the threat of a wolf, and the activation of the fight-or-flight response mechanism is subsequently initiated. Major parts of the brain play the other roles in the video. The specific order and progression of the response is outlined through this experience as the video goes from Little Blue Riding Hood sensing the threat of the wolf, the amygdala notifying the hypothalamus, which then involves the autonomic and sympathetic nervous systems. Finally, the epinephrine team provides an attack to the threat and resolves the Little Blue Riding Hood's predicament.

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