Is Superhero Strength Real?
Reactions Science Videos | September 10, 2019
You’ve probably heard stories about mothers lifting cars to save their baby trapped underneath--but is that just an urban myth? This week on Reactions we talk about “superhero strength” and the chemistry behind what’s possible.
Understanding stress response
Extreme fear and superhuman strength
Adrenomedullary response to maximal stress in humans.
Brain correlates of stress-induced analgesia
Science and Practice of Strength Training
Our brain’s adaptation to stress
Endorphins in fight or flight
Endorphins and morphine
Ever wonder why dogs sniff each others' butts? Or how Adderall works? Or whether it's OK to pee in the pool? We've got you covered: Reactions a web series about the chemistry that surrounds you every day.
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