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INTRODUCTION
SECTION 1: BACKGROUND
Charles Sherrington and Rudolph Magnus
Charles Sherrington
Rudolph Magnus
What is a reflex?
The question of posture
SECTION 2: MAGNUS’ RESEARCH
The research approach
The vestibular apparatus
Magnus’ findings
Reflex standing
Normal distribution of tone
Attitude
The righting reflexes
The optical righting reflexes
A central nervous apparatus
SECTION 3: THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE POSTURAL REFLEXES
Outside conscious control
Continually recalibrating the senses
Co-opting and modifying the postural reflexes
Consequences of suppressing the postural reflexes
SECTION 4: THE HEAD-NECK RELATIONSHIP
Physiology of the head-neck relationship
The sub-occipital muscles
A problem of coordination
Effects of chronic excessive tension in the head-neck area
SECTION 5: THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
Origins of the Alexander Technique
What did Alexander discover?
How does the Alexander Technique work?
Other scientific perspectives
Raymond Dart
George Ellett Coghill
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