Startles , jumps , falls and fi ts

  title={Startles , jumps , falls and fi ts},
  author={Andrea J Lindahl},
INTRODUCTION We are all personally familiar with the startle response – the abrupt ‘start’ or ‘jump’ in response to sudden unexpected stimuli, like a loud noise. This startle is a nonsuppressible refl ex, which alerts us to abrupt changes in our environment that may threaten our safety. It is a refl ex with survival value. But, if excessive or too easily… CONTINUE READING