Stage fright: clammy hands, a racing heart, and anxiety about presenting before an audience. Most of us have experienced it at one point or another. But what are we feeling, exactly? Laci takes a look at the science behind stage fright and proffers some of her own tips to conquer that nervousness!

Read More: "What happens to our brains when we have stage fright: The science of public speaking" http://blog.bufferapp.com/what-happens-to-our-brains-when-we-have-stage-fright-the-science-of-public-speaking "Palms sweaty. Heart racing. You know the feeling. Whether it's five people or fifty, public speaking is a gut-wrenching experience for most of us." "The Science of Stage Fright: How Stress Causes 'Brain Freeze'" http://healthland.time.com/2011/11/28/the-science-of-stage-fright-how-stress-causes-brain-freeze/ "Now new research helps explain why at moments of peak pressure, virtually all of us are vulnerable to similar failures, finding it harder to recall key words at the right time and almost impossible to focus on the task at hand." "How Fear Works" http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/fear2.htm "To produce the fight-or-flight response, the hypothalamus activates two systems: the sympathetic nervous system and the adrenal-cortical system."

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