Monday, 22 March 2010

Run for your life!

I might have mentioned I love Barking up the Wrong Tree. Some days, I feel like it should be retitled, "The Blog of Correlation Being Confused with Causation," But today, as always, there's something that strikes my fancy. Like this guy in Stanford talking about Stress:

It has my quote of the day in it: "When you're running for your life, it's no time to ovulate!" :)

Why, I wonder, are our stress responses tied into purely psychological things? When he posed it like that, I couldn't help but go "Yeah, that doesn't make sense." After all, lets say socially, you're a baboon being harassed. Why should your body amp itself up for that? There isn't really anything you can do to alleviate the situation by just tinkering with physiology...