Will younger people have faster reaction times than older people (or vice versa) and why?
Reaction time, is the elapsed time between the presentation of a sensory stimulus and the subsequent behavioral response.
It's how quick an individual respond to a stimulus.
An individuals reaction time depends on different variables, The quantity of neural connections an individual possess, the quality of the neural connections maintained, the duration of time spent by an individual responding on that stimulus. and the quality of the organism's body in general.
How reaction is developed depends on quantity of neural connection. When an individual is exposed to a stimulus, the brain creates a neural connection, when that same individual is exposed to a different but quite similar stimulus requiring a similar response. Neural connection is increased.
How reaction is developed depends on quality of neural connection. the quality of neural connection can be affected by outside variables like substance or diseases. Substance can improve or deteriorate a neural connection. Neural health like the body itself requires maintenance.
How reaction is developed depends on duration of time spent by an individual responding on that stimulus. The more an individual is exposed to a stimulus the more that individual neuron remembers the stimulus. The more it remember the stimulus the faster it could respond to that stimulus. That's why the more you are exposed and practicing how to the your automatically remember the rhythm, the tune, resulting in a faster dance response. It's just basic practice. practice your neural connections.
How reaction is developed depends on quality of the organism's body in general, This follows a normal curve from bottom to up to bottom again. As learning infant an individual lack neural connections due to lack of stimulus-response reaction plus resulting to gradual and slow movement both in cognition and physical. As the individual matures, they is exposed to more more stimulus-response interaction, increases his movement and reaction time in both cognition and physical. As the individual grows old the quality of his body decreases, a long with the deterioration of neural connection.