Sep 01, 2016 Second, thigmotaxis, as a model of a component of agoraphobia, should be sensitive to the anxiolytics that are effective in agoraphobia. The first line of treatment for agoraphobia is the group of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).PDF The present article describes the cognitive and emotional aspects of human thigmotaxis (a wallfollowing spatial strategy) during exploration of virtual and physical spaces. The authors thigmotaxis in humans
Jun 15, 2010 Word of the Day: Thigmotaxis. The Answer: Thigmotaxis, which is movement toward a solid object, covers a wide range of animal behaviors (some people would even include some plant behaviors), from the positive thigmotaxis of wallhugging behavior in mice and head to tail touching behavior in processionary caterpillars,
Sep 01, 2016 Discussion. Thigmotaxis and avoidance of an open field are supposedly biologically rooted, evolutionarily adaptive behaviors helping to prevent possible threats (e. g. , exposure to predators) ( 26 ). As a consequence, most animals andas this study revealedhumans show thigmotaxis when exposed to an open space. Obviously, thigmotaxis permits the organism to determine 1994), sometimes known as spatial neophobia, and the fear of the boundaries of an enclosed space; its continued use, however, losing ones way (Kozlowski& Bryant, 1997) differ fundamen THIGMOTAXIS STRATEGY IN HUMANS 23 tally from anxiety in humans.thigmotaxis in humans Animals in an open arena or box exhibit thigmotaxis when they are anxious or fearful. Thigmotaxis is wallhugging behaviorthis behavior is frequently exhibited by humans when they get into an elevator with strangers, for example.