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    The Relationship Between the Nervous System and Stress

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    "The nature of the autonomic nervous system is important to our understanding of stress. The sympathetic division was designed to deal with emergencies that could be resolved relatively quickly. Our ancestors either escaped that lion or they did not. Worrying about far distant dangers is a luxury that human beings did not have until quite recently." Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Explain your reasoning, and be sure to clearly connect your thoughts to course content. What are the physical consequences of "worrying about far distant dangers?" Explain your reasoning, and be sure to clearly connect your thoughts to course content.

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    I do not agree with this statement, largely due to the fact that our ancestors could learn from their experiences and utilize this for ascertaining the possible improbable ...

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    This solution describes the relationship between the nervous system and stress, and the negative effect their interaction has on one's body. It also discusses whether or not our ancestors experienced stress in the same way we do now, i.e. if future events were a stressor in ancient times as well.

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