unconditioned reflex

In any animal,

– regardless of its prior history,

– painful stimulation of the foot CAUSES the leg to be withdrawn by bending at all its joints.

This [i.e., withdrawn] flexor reflex is an example of

– an unconditioned reflex, [without being initiated by mind/kinaesthesia] […][αυτοματισμός]

– an innate response [exists without learning, immediate response]

– based on fixed connections in the chain of neurons from the receptor (sensor) to the effector.

via: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_conditioning

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