Dear(, hopefully, multiple Writers of the) 100 Hour Board,
First off, you guys are great. I just rediscovered the 100 Hour Board after a long hiatus, and I am once again (or still) a fan.
And now the question/poll: When you get an adrenaline rush, do you feel like it "goes" to one certain place on your body? For example, if I narrowly avoid dropping a baby or falling from a high place or something, after about a second, I feel a rush in my feet. My brother says he feels something similar, but in his shoulders. My sister says she feels it in her knees.
And question 1.B, I suppose: I have a half-formed theory that we girls feel it in our legs and he feels it in his arms because men and women are proportionately stronger in their upper and lower bodies, respectively (call me out on that if I'm mistaken, please), so maybe if we had to lift a car off of someone, etc., the adrenaline would help out most effectively. Do you folks have any evidence, supporting or otherwise, that relates?
p.s. maybe this isn't actually an adrenaline rush at all, but something else?
When I get an adrenaline rush, I normally feel it in my legs and my fingertips. Sometimes it's an intense tingling throughout my entire body.
It's been so long since I've had an adrenaline rush that I can't say for certain, but from what I remember I don't think it all went to one particular spot.
-Frère Not Particularly Helpful
Dear Intriguing Theory,
Hm. That's the tingling sensation right? I usually feel that in my stomach/lower ribcage area. Which makes sense, I guess, because my body is not particularly upper or lower body-centric and is more rectangular. Or maybe it's just broken on me.
Speaking from the position of someone who is definitely not a physiologist, it could be that adrenalin affects the entire body but because some people are more upper-body proportioned and some lower-body proportioned, they feel it more there. Thus, as they get that surge, it is uneven because there's more muscle to affect in certain areas. If any of the readers know more about the human body than Google and myself, please chime in.