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Glanzman’s team went back to their aplysia and trained them over two days to prolong their siphon-withdrawal reflex.

His team, attempting to create and erase a memory in aplysia, periodically delivered mild electric shocks to train the mollusk to prolong a reflex, one where it withdraws, upon touch, its siphon, a little breathing tube between the gill and the tail.

What’s more, the snakes have hackedtheir prey’s natural escape reflexes.

That’s why a snapping twig can activate the fight-or-flight reflexes that make us scream.

Why do we see ghosts?Jake BittleOctober 6, 2020Popular Science

The position of the testes is a reflex controlled by the cremaster muscle, which brings them closer to the body in colder temperatures to maintain the warmth needed for sperm production.

She saw in them, it is true, a reflex of her own power—and that pleased, but it did not move her.

Mary MarstonGeorge MacDonald

His perfect modesty was the reflex of his natural reticence.

Involuntary attention, often called "reflex attention," is attention called forth by a nervous response to some sense stimulus.

Your Mind and How to Use ItWilliam Walker Atkinson

The tetanic stage is followed by paralysis of reflex movements and cessation of breathing, the heart continuing to beat.

Then the cerebro-spinal again differentiates into voluntary and reflex systems.

EvolutionJoseph Le Conte

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