The Ocular (OHRR) and Labyrinthine Head Righting reflexes (LHRR) are postural reflexes aimed at maintaining a head neutral position regardless of body positi.


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purpose: keep body aligned.


. . The Head Righting Reflex (HRR) is part of a system of reflexes responsible for correcting the position of the body in relation to the position of the head.


. Body-righting reflexes acting on the head (BOH) iii. C) Laterally to right, wait for response (3-5) return child.

. reflex effects on the neck muscles that bring the head into the correct position in space caused by stimulation of pressoreceptors in the body wall by contact with the ground.

Head-righting Reflex.

In the immature form, the trunk will follow the head in a manner similar to log rolling.

Neck Righting Reaction acting on the Body (NOB) "Positive" Response. Learn more about neck righting in our parent glossary! Close.

If you hang a new born baby upside down the head will remain in that positionas there wil l be no. pressure on side of body may cause body righting even if head is prevented from.

Body on head reflex.
(In cats and monkeys, when the labyrinths are absent, visual stimulation when falling supine.


Kinetic Labyrinthine; Superior semi-circular canal; Posterior semi-circular canal; Body righting acting on head; Body righting acting on body; Optical righting reflex; Labyrinthine righting reflex; Amphibian.

(receptors-neck spindles). . The ocular head-righting reflex responds to visual information and functions when the eyes are open.

. . . Some animals were also blindfolded to avoid the occurrence of optical righting reflexes. .

This orients the body in response to cervical afferents, reporting changes in the position of the head and neck.

The reflexes are classified according to at the level they are controlled at 1. The righting reflexes relate to the orientation othe animal in space and include reflexes in response to stimuli from lab:~rinths, eyes, neck, and body.


The body on body righting reaction (BOB).



movement in the body or arms on the side to which the head is turned tendency to increased extensor tone on the side to which the head is turned inability to relax the neck muscles.