Why do you brace for a fall or slam on brakes?
April 11, 2011 6:58 PM Subscribe
What is the technical term for the phenomenon of reflexively or instinctively thrusting your foot out to brace for a fall, slam a brake, etc. when fearful of impending injury?
posted by 2legit2quit to Science & Nature (7 answers total)
My Google-fu is failing and I cannot find the correct term for this reflexion action, please help? I am trying to do some research on how companies can take this reflex into consideration when designing a product can not even get out of the gate.