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  1. Introduction
  2. Methods
  3. Results
  4. Discussion
  5. Conclusion
  6. Bibliography

A human specimen can contain a number of involuntary responses (responses not consciously controlled) to outside stimuli; science calls this response a reflex. Some reflexes disappear as e mature into adults, such as suckling, grasp reflex, Moro reflex and several others (Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, Wikimedia Foundations, Inc. Reflex. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reflex#Significance, Viewed 04/22/07). Other reflexes, such as the knee jerk response stay with us for ever. Doctors use reflexes such as the knee jerk reflex, also called the Patellar Reflex, to see if the person's sensory neurons, motor neurons and spinal cord are working properly.

[...] Also as illustrated in Figure 4 the angle of the knee jerk increased during the reflex away from the body in an extending movement. Figures 5 and 6 also show that for both the voluntary knee jerk and the knee jerk with the Jendrassik maneuver the latency is fluctuating and the traces for all 20 trials are different. Figure 3. Figure 4. Normal Knee Jerks Trail # Latency Amplitude Dev. Figure 5. Voluntary Knee Jerks Trial # Latency 1 0.39 2 0.28 3 0.32 4 0.35 5 0.3 6 0.38 7 0.36 8 0.34 9 0.35 10 0.27 11 0.31 12 0.26 13 0.33 14 0.32 15 0.39 16 0.3 17 0.33 18 0.3 19 0.32 20 0.32 Average 0.38 Std. [...]


[...] Methods Procedures were followed exactly as detailed in Foundations of Biology: Cell and Organ Physiology (Faculty of the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior, pp120-126). Results Figures 1 and 2 show the calibration of the computer to the real angle of the lever arms. The calibration curve in Figure 2 shows a slope of .8433. Figure 1. Calibration Trail Measured Computer Angle Deflectio n Figure 2. Figure 3 shows the amplitudes and latency times for twenty trials of the Patellar reflex. [...]

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