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Synonyms for blink


on the blink

the blink of an eye


  • an instant
  • a second
  • a minute
  • no time
  • a flash
  • a moment
  • a split second
  • a tick
  • a twinkling
  • a trice
  • a jiffy
  • two shakes
  • a shake
  • two shakes of a lamb's tail
  • the bat of an eye
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Synonyms for blink

to open and close the eyes rapidly

to shine with intermittent gleams

to pretend not to see

a brief closing of the eyes

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Synonyms for blink

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The blink reflex test does not show abnormalities in a large group of patients with chronic migraine.
A Neurophysiological approach to brainstem reflexes: Blink reflex. Neurophysiol Clin 1999; 29(1):7-38.
(22.) Briellmann RS, Rosler KM, Hess CW Blink reflex excitability is abnormal in patients with periodic leg movements in sleep.
Blink reflexes in patients and control subjects Controls Blink Reflex Mean[+ or -]SD R1 Latency (ms) 10.71[+ or -]0.78 iR2 Latency (ms) 30.98[+ or -]3.57 cR2 Latency (ms) 32.06[+ or -]3.67 iR2-cR2 Latency difference (ms) 1.08[+ or -]1.49 LR1-RR1 Latency difference (ms) 0.1[+ or -]0.68 LiR2-RiR2 Latency difference (ms) 0.26[+ or -]3.79 LcR2-RcR2 Latency difference (ms) 0.2[+ or -]3.86 Patients Blink Reflex Mean[+ or -]SD P R1 Latency (ms) 10.93[+ or -]0.69 0.083 iR2 Latency (ms) 31.49[+ or -]3.78 0.407 cR2 Latency (ms) 33.69[+ or -]4.29 0.015 iR2-cR2 Latency difference (ms) 2.27[+ or -]2.02 0.005 LR1-RR1 Latency difference (ms) 0.24[+ or -]0.55 0.314 LiR2-RiR2 Latency difference (ms) 0.87[+ or -]3.56 0.479 LcR2-RcR2 Latency difference (ms) 1.01[+ or -]3.86 0.370
Graham, "Blink reflex modification by selective attention: evidence for the modulation of 'automatic' processing," Biological Psychology, vol.
However, relative to the other conditions, in the Puff + Blink condition, the length of the R2 component of the blink reflex tended to be increased, as reflected by a borderline significant Puff x Blink interaction, [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
In the same way, results in a differential picture-picture affective learning procedure with pairings of shapes (CS) and emotional pictures (UCS) have shown that post-acquisition blink reflexes were larger during pleasant and unpleasant CS compared to neutral CS (e.g., Mallan & Lipp, 2007; Mallan, Lipp, & Libera, 2008).
The onset of recovery for both vibrissae orientation and eye blink reflex occurred within a few days.
The R1 and R2 latencies, amplitudes and areas of the basal blink reflex were similar in patients studied both outside and during an attack as well as in control subjects, whereas the blink reflex habituation responses were markedly reduced in patients studied outside an attack.
Habituation of the blink reflex in first-episode schizophrenia, psychotic depression and non-psychotic depression.
For example electrophysiological nerve conduction study of the blink reflex in patients with Bell's palsy usually demonstrates prolonged latencies and/or absent early and late responses to stimulation (Kimura et al., 1976; Leon-Sarmiento, 2002).
The magnitude of the participant's blink reflex served as the measure of his startle response.
The blink reflex is brought about by eye movement and air movement around the eyes.
The blink reflex normally protects it, but when the eye is hurt it is called a corneal abrasion.