Mind-Body Connection (IMAGE) Nagoya University Caption Neural circuit that drives physical responses to emotional stress. Emotional stress signals are processed in the 'emotion' circuits and integrated in the DP/DTT. The integrated signals are transmitted to the hypothalamus which then drives a variety of physical responses through circuits that control "body" functions. The discovered 'mind-body' connection constitutes a key part of the stress circuit in the brain. Credit Kazuhiro Nakamura Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.