An amygdala hijack is an emotional response that is immediate, overwhelming, and out of measure with the actual stimulus because it has triggered a much more significant emotional threat.

(“Amygdala Hijack” 2022)

References

“Amygdala Hijack.” 2022. Wikipedia, February. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Amygdala_hijack&oldid=1070742839.