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Related to neck reflexes: reflex movement, ATNR, tonic neck response
changes in position of the head cause alterations in tone of the neck muscles through stimulation of proprioceptors in the labyrinth that bring the head into its correct position in space; stimulation of proprioceptors in the neck muscles causes in turn reflex movements of the limbs that bring the animal into the normal position in relation to the head.
neck re·flex·es(nek rēfleksĕz)
Changes in head position alter tone of neck muscles through stimulation of proprioceptors in labyrinth that bring head into its correct position.