Aging and Sensory Perception: Changes in Sensory Thresholds

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A sensory threshold is defined as _____.

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1. How are the sensory thresholds and age related?

2. Which of the following describes the difference between absolute thresholds and differential thresholds?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you quickly assess your knowledge of the changes in senses as one ages and the consequences of these changes. You will be quizzed on terms used throughout the accompanying lesson.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The reason for sensory perception changes
  • The definition of sensory threshold
  • The term used to describe the slightest change needed to determine if a stimulus has grown stronger
  • Common age-related sensory changes
  • The definition of presbyopia

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of sensory loss or alteration in advanced years
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as presbyopia and presbycusis
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as absolute threshold and differential threshold
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the negative impacts of sensory changes in older adults

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Aging and Sensory Perception: Changes in Sensory Thresholds. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define sensory threshold
  • Provide details about two types of sensory thresholds
  • List common sensory perception changes in the elderly
  • Describe the negative aspects of each type of sensory perception change
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