#BrainFactMonday โ€“ Why Our Brains React Strongly To Loud Noises

Posted on 12th February 2024

Ever wonder why our brains react so strongly to loud noises? ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ’ฅ

It's not just about the volume โ€“ it's a primal response wired for survival!

The amygdala, our emotional center, instantly perceives a loud sound as a potential threat, triggering the 'fight or flight' response - the same you'd feel as if someone were trying to stab you (more or less) ๐Ÿ˜ฑ.

3000 years ago, a loud or sudden noise most likely signalled that some troubles were about to manifestโ€”the brain's quick and strong reaction to loud or sudden sounds developed as a ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜€๐—บ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น.

Understanding this helps us appreciate the intricate ways our brain prioritizes our safety (saving your life is the n. 1 job of your brain).

So, next time you jump at a loud bang, remember, it's your brain's way of keeping you on high alert! It means it's working well so.... be proud of it!๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ”Š #BrainFactMonday

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