Presentation Title

The Beat of Anxiety

Presenter Information

Alexander StratmannFollow

Major

Neuroscience

Anticipated Graduation Year

2024

Access Type

Open Access

Abstract

“The Beat of Anxiety” depicts the physical effect of increased heart rate induced by anxiety through the neurocardiovascular pathway in five levels of organization. Anxiety is a social epidemic causing record rates of depression and suicide among adolescents throughout the nation. The process of experiencing anxiety begins with the activation signal of certain brain regions such as the amygdala. The activation, in-turn, synthesizes norepinephrine which travels through the nerves connected to the heart and acts on different receptors resulting in an increased heart rate. Overall, this pathway connects the social world to short and long term physiological effects.

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Dr. Daniel Cavanaugh, Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biology

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The Beat of Anxiety

“The Beat of Anxiety” depicts the physical effect of increased heart rate induced by anxiety through the neurocardiovascular pathway in five levels of organization. Anxiety is a social epidemic causing record rates of depression and suicide among adolescents throughout the nation. The process of experiencing anxiety begins with the activation signal of certain brain regions such as the amygdala. The activation, in-turn, synthesizes norepinephrine which travels through the nerves connected to the heart and acts on different receptors resulting in an increased heart rate. Overall, this pathway connects the social world to short and long term physiological effects.