REFLEX ACTION: what are reflex actions?

-This is an action that is not initiated by the brain but rather the spinal cord
-Usually carried out without thinking
Actions is quick and automatic
-Response to a particular stimulus is the  same (stereotyped)
-Few neurons are involved
-Examples of such responses are sneezing, blinking of the eye when an object approaches it, withdrawal of the foot from a sharp/hot object

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