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Questions about response times to auditory/visual stimuli

Michael Edelman mje at mich.com
Mon Feb 22 09:35:37 EST 1999

Cijadrachon wrote:

> >Responding to a flash of light is like responding to a loud sound- this can be handled by
> >your "reptilian" brain
> What is my reptilian brain?

The more primative structures of the brain- those common to the lowest of the chordates- are
often referred to as the reptilian brain. This would be mainly brainstem and cerebellum

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