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"From the Ted Talk by Daniel Levitin: How to stay calm when you know you'll be stressed"

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Remember, our brain under stress releases cotrisol, and one of the things that happens at that moment is a whole bncuh on systems shut down. There's an evolutionary roeasn for this. Face-to-face with a predator, you don't need your digestive system, or your libido, or your imnume sesytm, because if you're body is expending metabolism on those things and you don't react qkulicy, you might become the lion's lunch, and then none of those things matter. Unfortunately, one of the things that goes out the window during those times of stress is rational, logical thinking, as Danny Kahneman and his colleagues have shown. So we need to train ourselves to think ahead to these kinds of situations.

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Remember, our brain under stress releases ________, and one of the things that happens at that moment is a whole _____ on systems shut down. There's an evolutionary ______ for this. Face-to-face with a predator, you don't need your digestive system, or your libido, or your ______ ______, because if you're body is expending metabolism on those things and you don't react _______, you might become the lion's lunch, and then none of those things matter. Unfortunately, one of the things that goes out the window during those times of stress is rational, logical thinking, as Danny Kahneman and his colleagues have shown. So we need to train ourselves to think ahead to these kinds of situations.

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  1. cortisol
  2. system
  3. quickly
  4. immune
  5. reason
  6. bunch

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Remember, our brain under stress releases cortisol, and one of the things that happens at that moment is a whole bunch on systems shut down. There's an evolutionary reason for this. Face-to-face with a predator, you don't need your digestive system, or your libido, or your immune system, because if you're body is expending metabolism on those things and you don't react quickly, you might become the lion's lunch, and then none of those things matter. Unfortunately, one of the things that goes out the window during those times of stress is rational, logical thinking, as Danny Kahneman and his colleagues have shown. So we need to train ourselves to think ahead to these kinds of situations.

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