Amygdala Research Paper

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Our brain is so powerful sending signals throughout our body. Amygdala is a part of our brain when triggered with stress it will send a single to our hypothalamus ("Understanding the Stress Response" 1). Amygdale deals with emotions and distress signals ("Understanding the Stress Response" 1). The hypothalamus part of the brain “…communicates with the rest of the body through the autonomic nervous system, which controls such involuntary body functions as breathing, blood pressure, heartbeat, and the dilation or constriction of key blood vessels and small airways in the lungs called bronchioles” ("Understanding the Stress Response" 1). How mayo clinic states, “stress symptoms can affect your body, your thought and feeling and your behavior”…show more content…
As a student you have to worry about your grade you get to be able to graduate and continue your education. There is more competition as you move higher in your education. We stress about thinking if we are going to get accepted to a school and if our hard work will pay off. Being a biological science major and having to take sometimes four exams within a week is so stressful. I had to try to push away stress in these situations because stress can affect how fast you gain the information. When I’m stress it can take me three hours to go over a lecture because I am not fully focused. I am more worried about if I’m going to have time to go over all the information to get the grade I want. Sometimes when we see our grade and we expected a higher grade it causes us to still continue with this stresses. It causes us sometimes to lose our motivation and feel that we will not be able to improve. This is why I would like to write about stress. There had been many questions that I had thought about this topic. Does stress has an effect on one’s social life and personality? Why do we have different levels of stress in college? What causes these different physical changes in our body because of stress? How does our brain trigger our body to respond to

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