What are acquired reflexes?

What are acquired reflexes?

A conditioned reflex, also called an acquired reflex, is an automatic response to a stimulus that differs from that initially causing the response, but that has become associated with it by repetition, in a process known as classical conditioning.

What is an example of acquired reflexes?

(2) Conditioned (or acquired) reflex: Is one which develops during the lifetime due to experience or learning. Examples are : Watering of mouth (salivation) at the sight of a favourite or tasty food.

What are the 3 types of reflexes?

Categories of Reflexes. Reflexes can either be visceral or somatic.

  • Stretch Reflex. One of the simplest reflexes is a stretch reflex.
  • Flexor (Withdrawal) Reflex. Recall from the beginning of this unit that when you touch a hot stove, you reflexively pull your hand away.
  • Crossed-Extensor Reflex.
  • What are the four types of reflexes?

    In our discussion we will examine four major reflexes that are integrated within the spinal cord: the stretch reflex, the Golgi tendon reflex, the withdrawal reflex and the crossed extensor reflex.

    What are the different types of reflexes?

    There are two types of reflex arcs:the autonomic reflex arc, affecting inner organs, and the somatic reflex arc, affecting muscles.

    What are the 2 types of reflexes?

    There are two types of reflex arcs: autonomic reflex arc (affecting inner organs) and somatic reflex arc (affecting muscles).

    What is the name of the simplest reflex?

    First let’s examine the neural circuitry of one spinal reflex: the stretch reflex. This is the simplest reflex known; it depends only in the monosynaptic connection between primary afferent fibers from muscle spindles and motor neurons innervating the same muscle.

    What are examples of reflexes?

    A few examples of reflex action are:

    • When light acts as a stimulus, the pupil of the eye changes in size.
    • Sudden jerky withdrawal of hand or leg when pricked by a pin.
    • Coughing or sneezing, because of irritants in the nasal passages.
    • Knees jerk in response to a blow or someone stamping the leg.

    What are the two basic types of reflexes?

    What’s an example of a Polysynaptic reflex?

    For example, stimulation of pain receptors in the skin initiates a withdrawal reflex, which involves several synapses with several motor neurons and results in the removal of the organism or part from the stimulus.