Pathway of a Reflex Arc
- Reflexes - involuntary & rapid actions
- Control - your spinal cord usually controls reflexes
Reflex Arc -
- Most reflexes don't have to travel up to your brain to be processed, which is why they take place so quickly.
- A reflex action often involves a very simple nervous pathway called a reflex arc. A reflex arc starts off with receptors being excited.
- They then send signals along a sensory neuron to your spinal cord, where the signals are passed on to a motor neuron.
- As a result, one of your muscles or glands (effector) is stimulated.
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