I explain how a crossed-extensor reflex exemplifies both serial and parallel processing.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 7:05 pm ad1c9bdddf
When you step on a tack, for example, you may start to lose your balance as your body weight shifts to the other foot. Automatically, however, reflexes occur to regain the balance so you don't fall down. The pain impulses that took place not only initiate the flexor reflex that allows you to pull back your leg, but also initiate a balance-maintenance reflex ...
Both serial and parallel processing are examined.