Psych M.D. - Reflex


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Term: Reflex
Definition (Myers): a simple, automatic, inborn response to a sensory stimulus, such as the knee-jerk response. 1
Definition (alternative): an involuntary and nearly instantaneous movement in response to a stimulus. 2
Contextual explanation: reflexes happen in response to something, usually without you having to think about it. We're born with these reflexes. Examples of reflexes are blinking when something is about to go in your eye, putting your arms up when something flies towards your face, and sneezing to get rid of the irritation that's in your nose.
Related terms and concepts:
Psych M.D. - Reflex - The Neuron3
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Sources:
  1. Myers, D. G. (2004). Psychology. New York, New York: Worth Publishers.
  2. Reflex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (n.d.). Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved November 3, 2009, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reflex
  3. plus. (n.d.). Alex will walk again . Retrieved November 3, 2009, from http://alexwillwalkagain.com/2009/09/plus/
Edited by: Sean
Date of last edit: 11/3/09



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