How Age Affects Our Autonomic Nervous System: Changes & Examples


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Degradation of an aging person's _____ often results in them breaking their hips or legs.

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1. How do floaters impact vision as people age?

2. Which of the following is NOT one of the ways that aging adversely affects hearing?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand the autonomic nervous system with this quiz and worksheet combo. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of degredation and reflexes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Cause of broken hips and legs in older people
  • Cause of eyes get cloudy and block light from reaching the cells in eye
  • Effects of hearing with age
  • Reflexes
  • What the autonomic nervous system is part of

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related autonomic nervous system lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the various things that deteriorate with age such as reflexes and sensation
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the different sensations that age over time such as sight, taste, touch, hearing, and smell

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to the autonomic nervous system, read through the brief lesson on How Age Affects Our Autonomic Nervous System: Changes & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what the autonomic nervous system is
  • Learn about how reflexes change when a person ages
  • Understand the different sensations that age over time such as sight, smell, taste, touch, hearing, and balance