Question: Neurobiology, Spring 2021 DRASTIC CHANGES IN YOUR REFLEX RESPONSEI: – You Are Able To Purchase A State-of-the-art Gizmo That Can Accurately And Reliably Deliver The Same Amount Of Force To Your Patellar Tendon. You Decided To Go All Out And Purchased The Model That Also Allows You To Record Muscle Force Produced By The Reflex Response. You Start Testing …

Question: Neurobiology, Spring 2021 DRASTIC CHANGES IN YOUR REFLEX RESPONSEI: – You Are Able To Purchase A State-of-the-art Gizmo That Can Accurately And Reliably Deliver The Same Amount Of Force To Your Patellar Tendon. You Decided To Go All Out And Purchased The Model That Also Allows You To Record Muscle Force Produced By The Reflex Response. You Start Testing …

Neurobiology, Spring 2021 DRASTIC CHANGES IN YOUR REFLEX RESPONSEI: - You are able to purchase a state-of-the-art gizmo that

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Neurobiology, Spring 2021 DRASTIC CHANGES IN YOUR REFLEX RESPONSEI: – You are able to purchase a state-of-the-art gizmo that can accurately and reliably deliver the same amount of force to your patellar tendon. You decided to go all out and purchased the model that also allows you to record muscle force produced by the reflex response. You start testing it on yourself and are pleased with its reproducibility and reliability. However, one day you try it and you get a muscle force output that is half the amount that you usually have been getting. You come back 20 minutes later and try it again. For the second time, you get the same “weaker reflex response”. In fact, you can also feel the weaker response to the exact same patellar tap. In addition, you also notice that the reaction time to the patellar tendon has increased significantly. Before, the reflex time averaged “130 ms whereas it is around 230 ms now. The weaker and longer reflex response continue for about a week before returning to the original “stronger, quicker” values you were getting at the beginning. Q1: Based on our class discussions and the material in your textbook, propose FIVE environmental and/or physiological factors that could explain this change in your patellar-tap-reflext response over this period? Q2: Propose the exact component of the neuronal circuit that may have been directly affected by each of the five environmental and/or physiological factors you proposed in 01.