- An event does not have to be life-or-death for the limbic system to crank out glucocorticoids, or stress hormones.
- The brain then goes into fight/flight/freeze mode.
- Blood in the brain transmigrates away from the pre-frontal cortex (higher thinking: for example, "Squeeze the brake lever") toward the limbic system and muscles in anticipation of a fight, sprint or holding deathly still.
- After the event, whether it's long or short, human brains are not so good at shutting off the fight/flight/freeze theme.
- Feeling stuck in our lives can switch on the limbic system. This is not good and should be taken as a warning to make some changes in our lives where possible: the sooner the better. This will tie into our two-wheeled passion in very real-world ways.