Cannon, Walter Bradford
1871 - He was born in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, on the 19th of October.
1914 - He was President of the American Physiological Society.
1915 - He coined the term fight or flight to describe an animal's response to threats (Bodily Changes in Pain, Hunger, Fear and Rage: An Account of Recent Researches into the Function of Emotional Excitement, Appleton, New York).
- He developed the theory with psychologists Philip Bard to try to explain why people feel emotions first and then act upon them.
1945 - He died on the 19th of October in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
- He wrote autobiography "The Way of an Investigator".
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