How Age Affects Our Neurons: Major Changes & Their Effects


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Why are neurons different from any other kind of cell?

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1. Which of the following is a type of malformed protein?

2. Why are neuritic plaque and fibrillary tangles dangerous?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo can help you gauge your understanding of neurons and how age affects them. Terms you will need to know to pass the quiz include malformed protein.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your knowledge of:

  • Neurons
  • A neuron's ability to change charge
  • Damaged brain cells

Skills Practiced

This quiz and corresponding worksheet can help you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding neurons and interpret it correctly
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to review information on neurons in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the brain

Additional Learning

To learn more about neurons, review the corresponding lesson How Age Affects Our Neurons Major Changes & Their Effects: This lesson will help you:

  • Identify properties of a neuron
  • Determine the effects of aging on neurons
  • Define neuritic plaque
  • Learn about the characteristics of neurodegeneration

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