Reflection


It is the unconscious and automatic reaction as a response of the body to an external stimulus. There are different types of reflections; An example of this is closing the palm of the hand when feeling some pressure from an entity other than one’s own, something common in newborns, who lose this when they are four months old. It is a primitive reflex, which are present only in babies, being some such as suction, given at the time of being fed by the mother, the parachute reflex and the plantar grip, similar to the palmar grip. If these types of reactions are still present during the growth of the child, they may be symptoms of some disease.

In addition to those mentioned above, there are the osteotendinous, which contain the categories of bicipital, triceps, styloradial, patellar, aquilian, mediopubic, nasopalpebral, superciliary and masseteric reflexes; flexion reflexes, manifested by experiencing pain; the vegetative reflexes, which originate in the medulla and are responsible for making the unconscious functions of the organism function correctly, such as breathing, blinking, blushing and others; conditioned reflexes are those that are acquired, through living new experiences, by having undergone a certain situation that generates automatic responses; Finally, pathological reflexes are those that are part of the symptomatic picture of a medical condition.

Similarly, reflection is also the term used to define the act in which an object projects its image onto another; This normally happens because the entity in which the article is reflected has transparency and a shine, which is capable of capturing the image of what is around it. A common example of this is the reflection present in the water, in which you can see anything in your environment.