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Reflex, Startle

Known as: Startle Reactions, Startle Response, Response, Startle 
A complex involuntary response to an unexpected strong stimulus. The reaction involves physical movement away from the stimulus, MUSCLE CONTRACTION… Expand
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Review
2005
Review
2005
The human startle response is a sensitive, noninvasive measure of central nervous system activity that is currently used in a… Expand
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Review
2002
Review
2002
The startle reflex is elicited by intense tactile, acoustic or vestibular stimuli. Fast mechanoreceptors in each modality can… Expand
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Early neonatal environmental factors appear to have powerful and long-lasting influences on an organism's physiology and behavior… Expand
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
OBJECTIVE Patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders have been shown to have deficits in sensorimotor gating as assessed by… Expand
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
Abstract Prepulse inhibition is the phenomenon in which a weak prepulse stimulus suppresses the response to a startling stimulus… Expand
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
The amplitude of the acoustic startle response is reliably enhanced when elicited in the presence of bright light (light-enhanced… Expand
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Review
1995
Review
1995
The startle reflex protects animals from blows or predatory attacks by quickly stiffening the limbs, body wall and dorsal neck in… Expand
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Highly Cited
1995
Highly Cited
1995
The corpus striatum serves a critical function in inhibiting involuntary, intrusive movements. Striatal degeneration in… Expand
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Review
1990
Review
1990
This theoretical model of emotion is based on research using the startle-probe methodology. It explains inconsistencies in probe… Expand
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Highly Cited
1977
Highly Cited
1977
1. A characteristic behaviour, the 'Mauthner-initiated startle response', was recorded and quantitatively analysed with high… Expand
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