In relation to the expression “the body keeps the score”, scientist Dr. Rachel Yehuda discusses the biological factors that influence our subjective experience of stress levels. A stress response was meant to be transient; that the body is intended to recalibrate to a level of homeostasis; however, given the biological responses that Dr. Yehuda explains, the body can be viewed differently as an iterative process of engagement with environment, sometimes for the good and sometimes not good for individual.
Rachel Yehuda, PhD: Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Director Traumatic Stress Studies Division and the Neurochemistry and Neuroendocrinology laboratory at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
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