Babinski Reflex in the future

The Babinski reflex really interested me. With all the experienced  scientists in our day and age you would think that we would have discovered what the Babinski reflex was for. especially, since it seemed like the Babinski reflex was similar to the palmar grasp reflex. Perhaps, in our more ape-like state, we grasped things with our feet like, well apes do? I noticed that there was already a post on what could the Babinski reflex could possibly have helped ensure our survival in our prehistorical mankind.

When I learned that we don’t know much about the Babinski reflex and what purpose it serves, I went online and looked up the Babinski reflex. I was looking for possible hypothesise on why the Babinski reflex exists but instead I found some interesting facts on how the Babinski reflex can be indicators in the future of some medical problems. The Babinski reflex is normal for newborn babies and children up to 2 years old, but after 2 years the Babinski reflex is an indication of damage to the nerve connection between the brain and the spinal cord. With generalized  tonic-clonic seizure the Babinski reflex may appear for a short time after the seizure. The babinski reflex is also known as the plantar reflex.

by Emily Blackburn

http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/symptoms/babinskis-reflex/overview.html

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~ by tidaemily on September 19, 2009.

One Response to “Babinski Reflex in the future”

  1. i was thinking the same thing with the ape-like state. it is odd with all the crazy things that occur such as brain sugeory ect.. they have not figured out the seemingly more simple things such as this or autism.

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