Your nervous system has evolved to keep you safe

Your nervous system has evolved to keep you safe

Guest post by Jenn Cardoso The body’s rapid-response survival system is orchestrated by our autonomic nervous system (ANS). To briefly review, the ANS operates two branches within the larger peripheral nervous system: the sympathetic and parasympathetic. The sympathetic branch mobilizes us to defend against danger via the fight or flight responses. Upon increasing levels of [...]