instinctive reflex

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n instinctive reflex an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
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Usage

In literature:

The park embrace, as nearly as I can analyse it, seems to be one part instinct, one part duty, one part custom, and one part reflex action.
"Penelope's English Experiences" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Actions of this kind, with which instinct and volition enter upon equal terms, have been called 'semi-reflex.
"The Analysis of Mind" by Bertrand Russell
Reflex movements are followed by instinctive, and these by voluntary.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 358, November 11, 1882" by Various
An instinct is fundamentally a more or less complicated series of reflexes set in action by a definite stimulus.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
An instinct, swift as a reflex, turned him to the window again; he feared that his face might commit treason.
"Queed" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
Are these and similar actions reflex or instinctive?
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
Instinctive, reflex, and impulsive action 2.
"Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education" by Ontario Ministry of Education
The reflexes that take place in emotions are of the same nature as the instincts.
"The Science of Human Nature" by William Henry Pyle
Sensation may arouse instinct and cause reflex action, or start a feeling state, or a train of thought.
"Applied Psychology for Nurses" by Mary F. Porter
Instinctively he lashed out, his reflexes more than his conscious will keeping him above water in the wild rage of a storm-whipped sea.
"Key Out of Time" by Andre Alice Norton
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