Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek:
Definition: Patient’s hand follows withdrawing finger that touched palm as iron follows its magnet (Hamilton 1976.)
Exploration: The examiner rapidly touches patient’s palm with a finger and “magnet reaction” is present if patient’s hand follows withdrawing finger that touched palm.
Hamilton M. Fish´s Schizophrenia. 2nd Ed. Bristol: John Wright & Sons Ltd.; 1985, 102.
Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek
November 10, 2016