reflex response

Definitions

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

In literature:

Such involuntary responses we know as 'reflex' acts.
"The Analysis of Mind" by Bertrand Russell
And the response to them on the part of the mind is in some respects almost comparable to reflex action.
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
He talked about sensory stimuli and responses, and about conditioned reflexes.
"Little Fuzzy" by Henry Beam Piper
Definite tendencies, they are, to certain specific reflex actions in response to certain sensations.
"Applied Psychology for Nurses" by Mary F. Porter
The eye-lid reflex, elicited by a sudden noise, showed the next largest effect, the time of response being increased 7 per cent.
"How to Live" by Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
The nerve reflexes are responsible for it.
"The Boy Scout Treasure Hunters" by Charles Henry Lerrigo
Thus one's misery at being scorned is too indefinite a response to too complex a situation and is too easily modifiable to be called a reflex.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
There are also inhibitory reflexes, such as the momentary stoppage of breathing in response to a dash of cold water.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
He has no reflex response, doesn't apparently hear or feel or see.
"Mask of Death" by Paul Ernst
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In news:

The appropriate homeopathic remedies will eliminate aberrant nerve reflexes and pathological nerve responses which cause recurrent subluxation complexes.
Four main reflex responses can be involved.
Thus, in spinalized animals, forepaw stimulation still gave a significant but relatively weak response, while stimulation in the thoracolumbar region produced much-enhanced reflexes .
His license plate was "Tip Top," which was also one of his nicknames and his reflexive response to "How ya doing".
Recent research suggests that swearing — as in cursing, cussing, or unleashing any stream of invective that newspaper comics would render as furious punctuation — is something more than a reflex response to life's agonies.
Recent research suggests that swearing—as in cursing, cussing, or unleashing any stream of invective that newspaper comics would render as furious punctuation—is something more than a reflex response to life's agonies.
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