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Frozen terror

This response is not a ongoing state, but rather an instant reaction or response to an event

Emotional state:

  • Extreme shock

Muscle reaction in frozen terror

  • Instant shrinking, body collapsing inwards
  • Limbs becomes spastic
  • Breathing is held in expiration
  • Hyperextension of neck
  • Elevation of shoulders
  • Extension of arms
  • Supination of lower arms
  • Extension and 'webbing' of fingers
  • Extension of legs
  • Mouth open
  • Eyes looking up

Muscles relevant to frozen terror