What is a Moro response, when should it dissapear and what part of the CNS is required for its function?
Aka 'scare the s**t out of the kid' response - make baby think it is falling and ensure it spreads its arms out, then brings them in, then (usually) cries. Interesting note: fear of falling is believed to be the only unlearned fear in infants. Should disappear by 4-6 months. Involves brainstem and vestibular nuclei.