Thursday, November 3, 2011
Stravinsky...um I mean....Babinski Reflex
Well, recently Auntie became a grandma to your first cousin once removed, Leonardo. See him here being held by your cousin by marriage, Tony? Leo is 2 weeks old in this photo. He had just come back from his check-up. One thing the doctor looks for is the baby's Babinski Reflex. He'll run a dull instrument along his foot: if it curls, then the baby's reflexes are ok.
It' similar to the Stravinsky Reflex.
The Stravinsky Reflex is best described as that cringe we make whenever someone hits a high C note, or when someone runs their fingernails across the chalkboard. That's the...Stravinsky Reflex. Honest!