Thursday, May 24, 2018

kick in & smarty pants

Quotations:


Dan
Ouch. Yes, merge meaning join different things together. I can see your fight or flight hormones are kicking in. Those chemicals in the body that prepare us for aggression or escape.

Neil
Alright then smarty pants. No need to boast!

Definitions:
kick in:
come into effect or operation;

smarty pants:
1. someone who displays intelligence in an annoying way.
2. a smart aleck;
3. an insult for a very clever person;
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

flight & neuropeptides

Quotations:


Sophie Medlin
As the blood sugars drop, we increase our cortisol and adrenalin – so our kind of fight or flight hormones – and those have an impact on our brain and the neuropeptides – the things that control our brain, the chemicals in our brain, the ones the trigger for hunger are the same ones that trigger for anger and also for rage and impulsive type behaviours. So that's why you get that sort of same response.

Definitions:

flight:
1. the act of running away from a dangerous or difficult situation;

neuropeptides:
a peptide released by the nervous system that acts as a neurotransmitter.