What neurological or physiological response would work fast enough to anesthetize or provide a euphoric sensation during or in advance of a body trauma event such as being involved in a car or bike accident, a non-lethal shark attack, falling off a ladder, etc.?

  • $\begingroup$ This will probably be down to a sudden rush of adrenaline which is why some people thrive on extreme sports. See this article for more information $\endgroup$ Feb 23, 2017 at 19:45
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    $\begingroup$ I super appreciate the edit, but I'd still like some references that this experience is actually common. $\endgroup$
    – Seanny123
    Feb 27, 2017 at 6:16


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