VISUAL-PLACING REFLEX

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the reflex action of animals in positioning their legs upon an exterior they can see. Animals which have underwent surgical decortication might lose this typically automatic reaction and fail to stretch their legs toward a visible exterior.

VISUAL-PLACING REFLEX: "After getting hit by a car and injuring his hind leg, the family dog showed a loss in his visual-placing reflex. "
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "VISUAL-PLACING REFLEX," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/visual-placing-reflex/ (accessed July 3, 2022).

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