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reflexes

involuntary response to stimuli

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spontanous movement

no specific purpose

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time span of infant reflexes

last 4 months of prenatal life and first 4 months after birth

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reflexes that do not go away

"lifespan" reflexes

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part of the brain that controls infant reflexes

lower brain
reflexes occur subcortically

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infant movments

infant reflexes
spontanous movements (stereotypies)

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infant reflexes

primitive and postural reflexes

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importance of primitive reflexes

protection
nutrition
survival

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postural reflexes

develop future movement (e.g. walking reflex)
dissapear when voluntary behavior appear

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stereotypies

intrinsic, rythmical, patterned
involuntary
precede complaex voluntary movements
no purpose

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diagnostical tool

help determine level of neurological maturation
moro reflex, babinski reflex

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two types of involuntary movements

reflexes
spontanous movement