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Physiological & Psychological Effects Of Adrenaline

From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 06:55:26 +0100
Archived: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 08:15:41 -0400
Subject: Physiological & Psychological Effects Of Adrenaline

I was doing some on-line research to try and account for some of
the effects of Adrenaline which might have relevance to ufo
reports, and came across the following:



"Dr. Alexis Artwohl, the author of Deadly Force Encounters
listed the following statistics for Police Officers who were
involved in situations where deadly force was used:

84% experienced diminished sound (auditory exclusion)

79% experienced tunnel vision (peripheral narrowing)

74% experienced “automatic pilot” with little or no conscious

71% experienced visual clarity

62% experienced slow motion time

52% experienced memory loss for part of the event

46% experienced memory loss for some of their own behavior

39% experienced dissociation; sense of detachment or unreality

26% experienced intrusive distracting thoughts

21% experienced saw, heard, or experienced memory distortion

17% experienced fast motion time

07% experienced temporary paralysis

Do you think this sort of information has a place in a civilian
self-defense class? If you answer “no”, I am sorry, but I must
disagree with you.

Granted, these are trained police officers, and as such, they
are going to react differently from most people. After all, they
run toward the sound of gunfire, where most rational humans
would run away."

I have my doubts that all of the symptoms were directly related
to Adrenaline. Bearing in mind that Dr. Artwohl obtained her
information from police officers who had been involved in
incidents which involved deadly force, I suspect that the
diminished hearing might be due to the sound of a gun being
fired nearby, and the tunnel vision possibly caused by muzzle
flash in relative darkness. at:


I found a claim that "sharpened hearing" is a feature of
increased Adrenaline flow.

Many of the other features have a lot in common with what Jenny
Randles dubbed "The Oz factor" in relation to UFO or other
paranormal reports. I think there is a strong argument to be
made that these features are simply caused by fear or excitement
generating a surge in Adrenaline.

I have little doubt that these perfectly natural and involuntary
responses influence many witnesses' accounts of what they saw in
UFO reports.



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