Things to do at Arkansas Children's Hospital
  CareHub Home
  What IS CareHub?
  Getting Started
  Parking & Directions
  Visiting Guidelines
  What to Expect
  Family Support
  Playaway Gift Shop
  ACH Foundation
  Donate
  Volunteer
  www.archildrens.org
  CareHub Log In
  Help
KidsHealth
TeensHealth

This site is made possible by Kohls

Kohls Cares for Kids

CareHub Log In
Arkansas Children's HospitalCareHub
Senses Experiment: Surprise

Senses Experiment: Surprise

(Experimento: ¡Sorpresa!)

How reflexes work faster than messages to the brain.

  • A heavy book
  • At least one person to surprise

  1. Surprise a friend of family member by tossing a large book onto the floor.
  2. What happens when it goes SLAM? Did your friend or family member: twitch, move his or her head, blink, put up his or her hands, or scream?
  3. If he or she did any of those, you just demonstrated a reflex.

The body reacts automatically, just like when you instantly move your hand if you touch a hot stove. You move even before the "Hey, my hand is on a hot, burning stove!" message gets to your brain. Thank you, reflexes!


The Brain Is the Boss

Reviewed by: Eric H. Chudler, PhD





America's Best Place to Work





Arkansas Children's Hospital
1 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR 72202-3591
(501) 364-1100 or TDD (501) 364-1184

Terms and Conditions of Useand Notice of Privacy Practice.

Click on me anytime you need help!