Demystifying Medicine Video



This video is an infographic describing the fight or flight response in humans when faced by a threat. It describes the stress response associated with cortisol and the fight or flight response associated with adrenaline. The video explains how a stimulus is perceived, how the brain processes information, the messages sent to the body and the physiological changes in preparation for the response.

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