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The Amygdala and Fight/Flight Reaction

The Amygdala and Fight/Flight Reaction

Author: Julie Tietz

At the end of this tutorial, the learner will understand how the brain structure called the amygdala impacts people's behavior when they are in conflict.

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Terms to Know
  • Adrenaline

    A hormone that causes physical changes in the body during the fight/flight reaction.

  • Amygdala

    A structure in the brain which interprets stimuli as threat or non-threat and initiates fight or flight reaction.

  • Fight or Flight Reaction

    A condition in the body caused by the release of adrenaline, preparing the body to flee from or combat a stimulus perceived as a threat by the amygdala.

  • Threat

    A stimulus interpreted by the amygdala as harmful to an organism.