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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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Additionally, EMG measures suggested that tic behaviour also blocked natural habituation of the blink response to air puffs (EMG amplitude), or even strengthened it (as found in the R2 component of the EMG response).
There was no main effect for Puff, [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], on the amplitude of the blink responses between the groups.
Therefore, prior research did not clarify whether enhanced blink responses during anticipation is an effect of stimulus aversiveness per se or stimulus arousal.
"We were asking him questions and he would blink responses. Everyone was amazed that he was alert and seemed to understand what was going on."
The acclimation period lasted 2 min and intended to habituate each participant with the eyeblink apparatus employed to present the stimuli and to record the blink responses. The pre-exposure phase consisted for the Preexposed (PE) group in 30 presentations of a tone or a white noise (counterbalanced) without the US.
They used a startle probe presented at 2.5-, 3.0-, 3.5-, 4.0-, and 4.5-second intervals and measured the startle eye blink responses in the participants.