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25 August 2010

Brain changes slow reflexes

Breakdowns in brain connections may be the reason why your physical response times slow as you age, a new study has found.

Breakdowns in brain connections may be the reason why your physical response times slow as you age, a new study has found.

But when regulation of cross-talk between the two sides of the brain starts to break down with age, both sides of the brain talk simultaneously while one side of the body tries to move, resulting in slower response times, the researchers explained.

The study

 
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