Learning and Modifying Reflexes-B6

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  • Created on: 19-06-11 16:41

(notes taken from the CGP revision guides)

  • Reflex responses can be modified by the brain.
  • In some cases it's possible to modify a natural reflex response. For example, when you pick up a hot object you'll want to drop it - this is a reflex response to protect your skin from damage. This reflex response can be modified. The response can be overridden by a neurone between the brain and the motor neurone of the reflex arc.
  • Reflex responses can also be learned.
  • A stimulus causes a particular reflex response, but animals can learn to produce the same response to a new stimulus. 
  • The new reflex is called a conditioned reflex.
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