Speed and reaction time?

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  1. Q mystic

    Q mystic Silver Belt

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    Can anybody tell me why, scientifically, speed and reaction time slows as you age? Are there any sites where some info on this can be found? Thanks.
     
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    ask Randy Coture, I would say yes to that for sure but not till you get into your mid 50's or so.
     
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    nerve conduction velocity slows as we age, nerves are unable to fire at the same speed as before regardless of the stimulis
     
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    and there you have it. Thank you professor kneebar.
     
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    Thanks, kneebar, do you why the nerve conduction slows? Or is it not really known? I mean, I understand that we lose muscle because we dont repair as well after so many cell reproductions but just wondering why the reflex slows.
     
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    All I know is that the countless hours I've put into the Xbox have really improved my hand-eye coordination.
     

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