Amygdala Hijack

18'' x 24''

2016

Acrylic on Canvas creation by Michael.

The original work of art is available to purchase, and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

An Amygdala Hijack is an immediate and overwhelming emotional response

out of proportion to the stimulus because it has triggered a more significant emotional threat.

The amygdala is the part of our brain that handles emotions.

During an Amygdala Hijack, the amygdala "hijacks" or shuts down the neo-cortex.