Fear of Public Speaking
Based on your genetics and other factors, you are (less or more) likely to have a fear of public speaking. What your genes say about it?
Speaking of public speaking
When the brain senses a threat in the environment, a part of the brain called the amygdala responds by activating the "fight or flight" response. This response includes many biological changes, like a faster heart rate and increased blood flow to the brain. Studies have found that when speaking in front of others, people with a fear of public speaking may have more active amygdalas. For those with a fear of public speaking, preparation and practice can help. Some people may benefit from talking to a healthcare professional.