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Pavlovian orienting reflex.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3328473     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The concept of the orienting reflex is discussed from the historical perspective. The following conclusions are proposed: (1) in accordance with the spirit of Pavlov's concept the orienting reflex is a response to a stimulus unexpected in a given situation; (2) the reflex consists of targeting, arousal and perceptual components; (3) the reflex has three stages, which in the targeting component are represented by the movement towards the stimulus, the maintenance of fixation of the stimulus and the return movement; (4) when the reflex is evoked by a new stimulus, perceptual learning occurs in its second stage. The non-orienting targeting reflexes are reviewed. The pretrigeminal cat is discussed as a model for investigation of the ocular orienting reflex.
B Zernicki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurobiologiae experimentalis     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0065-1400     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurobiol Exp (Wars)     Publication Date:  1987  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-05-02     Completed Date:  1988-05-02     Revised Date:  2011-01-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1246675     Medline TA:  Acta Neurobiol Exp (Wars)     Country:  POLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-47     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Conditioning, Classical / physiology*
Orientation / physiology*

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