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Why we freeze when we're attacked

Oftentimes we don't do the rational thing when attacked; when a kid is getting bullied, when someone breaks into your home, when a woman is raped. Science explains how adrenaline, cortisol, oxytocin and opiate-like hormones can both help and hurt us in an emergency.

Why we freeze when we're attacked

Oftentimes we don't do the rational thing when attacked; when a kid is getting bullied, when someone breaks into your home, when a woman is raped. Science explains how adrenaline, cortisol, oxytocin and opiate-like hormones can both help and hurt us in an emergency.