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How Does Fear Affect Human Survival

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Paulina Colis & Joelli Herrera Block 3 Science Fair Rough Draft Fear is a key aspect that has played an important role in human survival since the beginning of time. Fear can greatly affect a persons way of thinking, their physical appearance and even their chemicals in their bodies. Environment can have a huge affect on humans both physically and mentally. Since the beginning of time it is a part of human nature to seek for safety and warmth. This causes us as humans to associate these attributes with a healthy environment. Also can affect the stress of a person. For example a patient who finds themselves in a noisy hospital immediately begins to feel insecure and nervous According to neuroscientist Candice Pert, "What you are thinking at any moment is …show more content…

So whenever the human body is faced with something new and different, or perceives any kind of danger , the body automatically shuts down. The body releases hormones that slow or shut down functions not needed for survival (such as our digestive system) and sharpen functions that might help us survive (such as eyesight). Our heart rate increases, and blood flows to muscles so we can run faster. Our body also increases the flow of hormones to an area of the brain known as the amygdala to help us focus on the presenting danger and store it in our memory. Studies for better hospital design in the U.S show that the perfect environment is overall determined by the staff quality(people who are surrounding you), and the overall appearance in the hospital. The best kind of staff is developed by reducing the amount of stress they have. In the hospital itself the best king of environment is formed by making people feel comfortable and safe. The result afterwards is to hopefully have the most amount of healthy and secure patients. Also small things like diversions (artwork, videos, music) can help people feel more comfortable in any

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