Being scared

Posted: May 17, 2016 in Uncategorized

So if someone comes up from behind you and scares you, for a few seconds your heart beats faster. This is because of a substance called adrenaline, produced by the adrenal gland. Its purpose is to provide the energy necessary to fuel the fight-or-flight response.

The Fight or Flight response is something your brain does when it senses you’re in danger. It has the adrenal gland produce the necessary amount of adrenaline to either fight the new threat, or run from it. Adrenaline essentially makes you superhuman for a short time.

There are things that adrenaline does to your muscles that make them 10x stronger than they should be, without having them grow. That’s creepy and weird.

But to sum it up, you temporarily become superhuman when someone scares you.


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