Found: Neural circuit that drives physical responses to emotional stress

Researchers at Nagoya University have discovered a neural circuit that drives physical responses to emotional stress. Emotional stress signals are processed in the “emotion” circuits and integrated in the DP/DTT. The integrated signals are transmitted to the hypothalamus which then drives a variety of physical responses through circuits that control “body” functions. The discovered “mind-body” connection constitutes a key part of the stress circuit in the brain.