Simple Reflexes Improve the Chance of Survival

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  • Created by: Forozan.M
  • Created on: 19-03-12 10:23

A reflex is an automatic response to a stimulus. Humans use reflex actions in only some of their behaviour, for example controlling the eye's pupil size.

Simple reflexes

Simple reflexes produce rapid involuntary responses to a stimulus. This ensures that an animal responds in the way most likely to result in its survival.

Examples include:

  • moving towards and finding food
  • moving away and sheltering from predators
  • moving towards and finding a mate

Simple animals use reflex actions for the majority of their behaviour. The disadvantage to using reflex actions most of the time is…

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