Polymyographic electrophysiological study should be considered in the diagnosis of exaggerated startle
Descending recruitment of muscle responses indicative of startle
However, a small number of studies have also suggested that picture aversiveness could contribute to the startle
reflex potentiation above and beyond the effects of emotional arousal.
The sole participant was a 21-year-old psychology student, who described herself as having an exaggerated startle
This group was only able to reduce their startle
response by 40%, compared with 50%-60% in controls.
It was noted by previous studies that habituation (decline and disappearance of response during repetitive stimuli) occur with other types of startle
reflexes (Yeomans & Frankland 1995).
They found that taps on the supraorbital nerve elicited multiple startle
patterns, probably by stimulation of structures of the eye supplied by trigeminal nerve branches.
If the resident is hitting because of an exaggerated startle
response, the caregiver should approach from the front with a smile, being sure to gain the resident's attention and to precede the physical contact with eye contact.
A measure closely related to emotion is the acoustic startle
blink reflex (Bradley et al.
Kinross and her associates at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, performed a startle
experiment on 50 healthy participants.
The researchers noted that the startle
response was eliminated in students who were given oral propranolol before seeing the picture.
Ambrose the mouse yearns to follow the traditions of his mouse family and help build a gorgeous cathedral, but his daydreams prevent him from practicing the somersaults that startle
tired workers and help them stay awake.
Successful cognitive-behavioral therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder also decreases a patient's startle
responses, even though the treatment is not designed to address that symptom, Michael G.