Why are we more emotional when stressed …

Or can’t seem to think straight?

It’s because when we are in highly stressful situations, the flooding of stress hormones in our brain causes brain freeze.

Stress hormone, Norepinephrine is a neurotransmitter that is secreted in response to stress.  

You know they are present when you feel the following:

A high level of norepinephrine flooding particularly the Anterior Cingulate Cortex – causes indecision, lost of strategy – freezing of our the logical brain. When this happens, it allows emotions the opportunity to run rampant and take control.

Be vigilant of emotions when stress is high! 

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/when-you-get-stuck-guessing-relieve-stress/

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