Stress and Emotions

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Stress and Emotions

  • 1984 ----- color ----- 54 min ----- vhs
  • (Brain, The series, Part 4) Redramatizes an accident from 1848 in which the foreman of a railroad crew survived an explosion which drove a tamping iron through his brain, severing the cortex from the limbic system and totally altering his chemistry and behavior. Studies stress effects on workers in the air traffic control center in Montreal. Shows experiments which compare animals allowed control of stressors to animals without control. Explains how uncontrollable stressful events produce behavioral depression by depletion of norepinephrine. Examines panic attacks. Lists several healthful ways to generate endorphines for a feeling of well-being.
  • Topics: (Biology, Physiology, Psychology: Bio-Behavioral)