Simple reflexes are automatic responses to a stimulus. They often are to help an animal or human survive. Examples of simple reflexes include:
- Gagging when a piece of food touches the back of your throat. (Gag reflex)
- When your pupils become dimmer when a light is shone into them. (Pupil reflex).
Newborn reflexes are reflexes in newborn babies that respond to particular stimuli. They are normally only around for a short period of time after they are born. Examples of this incude:
- The step reflex- when you hold a newborn baby slightly above the ground his feet move and apear as if they are walking
- The grasping reflex- when you put your finger in a baby's palm the fingers will grasp around it.
- The swimming reflex- If you put a newborn baby in water their legs and arms will move as if swimming and he will hold his breath.