Reflex: Definition, Types & Examples


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In a reflex, ______ neurons travel to the central nervous system and ______ neurons travel back to the muscle/organ.

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1. A simple reflex involves only one part of the central nervous system and is classified as ______.

2. Burning your hand is an example of which type of reflex?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This lesson will teach you more about the human body's reflexes, which are involuntary movements of organs or body parts that have received a stimulus. The interactive quiz and printable worksheet will test you on and teach you about the biology behind human reflexes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Which neurons travel to the central nervous system and which travel back to the muscle/organ
  • What a simple reflex is classified as
  • The type of reflex associated with burning your hand
  • Two body functions that the stretch reflex helps maintain

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different types of reflexes and specific examples of them
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can view information regarding the biology behind human reflexes and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the reflexes of the human body

Additional Learning

To learn more about the involuntary movements of our muscles and organs due to a stimulus, review the corresponding lesson titled Reflex: Definition, Types & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define what reflexes are
  • Examine the different types and functions of reflexes
  • Discuss the classification of reflexes based on the degree of complexity of the neuron organization as well as the influence on the muscle/organ
  • Provide specific examples of common reflexes