A reflex that, through stimulation of the receptors in the neck muscles and semicircular canals, brings about movements of the limbs and eyes appropriate to a given movement of the head.
Do You Cringe At The Sound Of These Words?We've compiled a list of the most cringeworthy words in the English language to try and determine what makes these words so awkward (and hated). Brace yourself. Editor note: Sure to stir some debate among linguists, an online search has determined that moist usually wins this type of competition (so we're not going to include that one here because that's just too easy).
Does the smell of bacon affect the meaning of a word?A new study is so fascinating that we immediately wondered how it would apply to words. You, of course, are our greatest resource for insight. After you read about the experiment, help us think about how word meanings change depending on what else is going on around you. Researchers at the Crossmodal Research Laboratory are investigating how our different senses impact each other, and they …
- statotonic reflexes
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