Programmed to Fight or Flee

Jamie Maguire investigates the neurological origins of stress

Jamie Maguire, an assistant professor of neuroscience at the Tufts University School of Medicine, studies the neurons deep in the brain that orchestrate the fight-or-flight reaction. By studying the intricate steps of that little-understood chain reaction, Maguire seeks to one day be able to tamp down the effects of stress on the mind and body.

Video produced by Steffan Hacker, Digital Communications. 

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