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This Is What Actually Triggers Your Fight-Or-Flight Response

You’re probably familiar with the fight-or-flight response — your body’s physiological reaction to a perceived threat. During times of extreme fear or anxiety, certain hormones including adrenaline and cortisol are released, causing changes in your body that allow for a burst of energy and strength —enabling you to physically fight or run from the threat. Scientists discovered long ago that this innate reaction is triggered by hormones released by the adrenal glands. But...

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