MORO REFLEX

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otherwise known as the Moro Response, first reported by Ernst Moro (1874 - 1951) it is the reflex action of a new-born where they stretch their arms and fingers out before bringing them back into again as it clutching or embracing.

MORO REFLEX: "Just after birth, neonatal have a tendency to swing their arms wide and then grasp the person or object in front of them, this is known as the moro reflex."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "MORO REFLEX," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/moro-reflex/ (accessed October 3, 2022).

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