Physiology of Protection

The extent to which our protective mechanisms dominate our experience can be monitored by the state of our physiology. Protection is a special case for Living Things that evolved to enable persistence. This special case has a range of physiologies that can be used diagnostically to indicate the degree to which protection is present. The default case for Living Things is a calm presence. This state of calm has passive and dynamic attributes based on the relationship between the Parasympathetic and Sympathetic Nervous Systems as the organism processes its requirements for living. This baseline case of living also has specific physiologies that can be monitored. These physiological indicators are indexed below.