Sensory and Motor Changes in Late Adulthood


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The cells that transmit messages to and from the brain are called _____ cells.

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1. The _____ cortex deals with information coming into the brain about our environment.

2. Why is motor output so important?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its associated worksheet will test you on why and how sensorimotor skills decline as we age. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include what the cells that carry messages to and from the brain are called and the term for the part of the brain that sends messages to instigate movement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following:

  • Term for skills that relate to our relationship with our environment
  • Area of the brain that deals with information about our environment
  • How nerve cells are reduced as we age

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about changes in late adulthood in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as motor cortex and nerve cells
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding age-related sensorimotor decline

Additional Learning

Gather additional information about late adulthood and sensorimotor skills by looking at the related lesson called Sensory and Motor Changes in Late Adulthood. In this lesson you'll find the following objectives:

  • Define late adulthood
  • Discuss sensory changes in late adulthood
  • Learn about how degeneration in the sensory cortex and decline in nerve cells causes dampened sensory input
  • Discuss decline in motor skills in late adulthood
  • Learn how motor output affects motor skills
  • Discuss the role of the motor cortex in movement