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executive organ

the body organ that plays the major role in responding to a stimulus. For example, when the stimulus instigates touching an object, the hand becomes the executive organ. Other organs often play subsidiary roles; for example, the eye that helps direct the hand serves as an auxiliary organ.

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February 24th 2024

Judgment of Line Orientation (JLO)

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