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From the Ted Talk by Cindy J. Aaronson: What causes panic attacks, and how can you prevent them?

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At its core, a pniac attack is an overreaction to the body’s normal physiological response to the pticeoeprn of danger. This response starts with the amygdala, the brain region ievlonvd in pesoncsrig fear. When the amygdala perceives danger, it stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, which triggers the release of adrenaline. Adrenaline prompts an increase in the heart and breathing rate to get blood and oxygen to the muscles of the arms and legs. This also sdnes oxygen to the bairn, making it more alert and rsiovspene.

Open Cloze

At its core, a _____ attack is an overreaction to the body’s normal physiological response to the __________ of danger. This response starts with the amygdala, the brain region ________ in __________ fear. When the amygdala perceives danger, it stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, which triggers the release of adrenaline. Adrenaline prompts an increase in the heart and breathing rate to get blood and oxygen to the muscles of the arms and legs. This also _____ oxygen to the _____, making it more alert and __________.

Solution

  1. sends
  2. processing
  3. perception
  4. brain
  5. panic
  6. responsive
  7. involved

Original Text

At its core, a panic attack is an overreaction to the body’s normal physiological response to the perception of danger. This response starts with the amygdala, the brain region involved in processing fear. When the amygdala perceives danger, it stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, which triggers the release of adrenaline. Adrenaline prompts an increase in the heart and breathing rate to get blood and oxygen to the muscles of the arms and legs. This also sends oxygen to the brain, making it more alert and responsive.

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