I think this might be a good question for Dr. Hallowell. From what I understand, the amygdala can misinterpret signals and shift us into “fight or flight”; perhaps this is the case here. I too have had that experience in a professional capacity as a university lecturer (usually in a one-on-one discussion), when I’m discussing an academic topic that I am really passionate about, or when I feel as if I have retrieved from within my “mental archive” some tidbit of information that will help the student better understand whatever topic we’ve been discussing. In my case, I recall having felt as if I was having an allergy attack with watery eyes. I do recall having felt a bit “amped up” (and embarrassed) afterward.
This is a really interesting discussion, I hope Dr. Hallowell, and others who’ve had this experience might comment!
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