Motor Reflexes

Motor reflexes, also known as tendon reflexes, are caused by the automatic contraction of a tendon in reaction to a stimulus. Two of the most common are the "knee jerk" reflex that is checked by a physician by tapping a patient's knee, the other is the "hot stove reflex" that causes a person to automatically retract their hand after coming into contact with something hot.

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History of Psychology
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