Chapter 4 Adaptive Reflexes

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Chapter 4: Adaptive Reflexes: Multiple Choice ______________________________________________________________________________ It is widely believed that infants are equipped with adaptive reflexes at birth to enable them to perform certain motor skills that they could NOT voluntarily perform on their own. For example, some of the adaptive reflexes relate to the locomotor, non-locomotor and manipulative skills outlined in Table 4.2 (see Chapter 4, IQ #9c). Furthermore, as mentioned in chapter four, there are several reasons why infants are unable to voluntarily perform certain motor skills at birth. Specifically, infants’ brains are not fully developed at birth (the motor cortex is not well developed). Additionally, infants are unable to efficiently track objects at birth. Finally, infants’ bones, muscles, lungs and hearts are not sufficiently developed to perform many motor skills at birth. Most motor skills are basic reflexes and not voluntary At birth, the further the appendages are from the centre of the body, the later they will develop. Reflex allows the new born able to do primitive movements in order to survive.
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