Saturday, May 09, 2015

As the Scientists Discovered

Curious why some people retreat in difficult situations, while others power though, some unusual experiments were done.

Relative to ordinary participants, the the steely subjects showed less blood flow to an area of the brain that helps govern emotional responses, the anterior cingulate cortex. These changes suggest these individuals had less of an emotionally charged reaction to the stressor.

While pushing through discomfort might initially require strenuous effort, over time the brain begins to makes the necessary adjustments automatically.

Very good.