startle reflex


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a normal reflex of young infants

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Polymyographic electrophysiological study should be considered in the diagnosis of exaggerated startle reflex (1).
A review of the modulation of the startle reflex by affective states and its application in psychiatry.
The observed downward recruitment of muscles responses further support the idea that startle reflex forms part of the neuromuscular responses to a rear-end collision.
The startle reflex has also been used to study emotional responses in the context of anticipation, a cognitive process that occurs when one stimulus signals the imminence of an emotional event.
A normal audiogenic startle reflex was first quantifiably studied by Jacobsen (1926), with further study by Landis and Hunt, (1936, 1937, 1939).
The fly's visual startle reflex caused by the flash had a latent period of less than 5 ms and, perhaps, only 2 ms.
Short descriptions of basic hearing principles and Acoustic Startle Reflex (ASR) are given to illustrate the immediacy of effect of sound (vocal and nonvocal) on the autonomic nervous system.
The patients present with a potentially life-threatening exaggerated startle reflex.
The researchers concluded that the mirror neuron system is involved in emotional processing since the startle reflex was modulated by primes of emotionally congruent biological motion.
Also known as 'startle syndrome', the disorder leaves children with an exaggerated startle reflex and prolonged muscle stiffness.
I've got lousy aim and an overdeveloped startle reflex, neither of which makes for a very good marksman.
We try to move away from something that is hurting us and exhibit the startle reflex to loud noises.
Marijuana also has been linked to transient irritability tremors, and an exaggerated startle reflex in neonates, but after this early period, there is little evidence of adverse neurobehavior in children followed up to age 3 years.
Marijuana also has been linked to transient irritability, tremors, and an exaggerated startle reflex in neonates, but after this early period, there is little evidence of adverse neurobehavior in children followed up to age 3 years.