Tyrannosaurus reflex

In a wonderful comic strip, dinosaurs explain the neural mechanism of why locking the hands together can release the knee jerk reflex.

dinosaur.jpgIt’s not often the finer points of neurological examination are explained by cartoon dinosaurs, but may this be the first in a long line of comic book / neuroscience fusion spectaculars.

Link to dinosaur / neurophysiology comic strip (via tradetricks.org)
Link to information about the reflex examination.

One Comment

  1. Posted March 30, 2005 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    This isn’t the first time we’ve had Dinosaur Comics on Mind Hacks :)
    See… http://www.mindhacks.com/blog/2004/12/rrrrroar.html (though it’s rather less technical)
    I forsee great things from the meeting of ancient reptiles and neuroscience.

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