Suggest Two Ways That Relax Reactions Help Maintain Homeostasis

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1. Compare the reaction times for voluntary vs. involuntary activation of the quadriceps muscle. What might account for the observed differences in reaction times? Outline what has to occur in the body for each reaction to occur. Refer to your drawing from Step 23. Information from the flow chart created in Activity 2.2.1 might be helpful. For the voluntary activation, the acceleration was higher ranging from numbers in the sevens to numbers in the fours. The voluntary reflex is manually kicking when you hear something or come in contact with your knee. The involuntary reflex is an automatic process that your body goes through when it comes in contact with a specific spot. The body must go through something for each reaction to occur. For example, for a voluntary reaction the body must listen to the sound so the brain has to process the sound then is signaled to kick. For an involuntary reaction, the process is faster because its automatic and the brain doesn’t have to process the signals. 2. Suggest two ways that relax reactions help maintain homeostasis in the human body. When we relax, we maintain steady breathing levels so relax reactions help maintain homeostasis in the human body by maintaining steady…show more content…
Injuries in the places where you will be measuring will affect the reaction time for example if you have a knee injury such as Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome that will affect the reaction time because the test in conducted near the patella and you may have no reaction or slow reaction due to pain or bone rubbing. Some other factors are that for a voluntary reaction it takes longer for the brain to process the information and act upon it. If there is a distraction, then the reaction time would be slower and another impact would be that if there is an interception by other things or other electronic devices they may interfere with the
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