TB7 B&B MCQs Lecture 1; Brain mechanisms of language

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1. Which area is primarily responsible for processing the structure of sentences, damage to it would result in agrammatism?

  • Brocas area (left inferior frontal gyrus)
  • Brocas area (right inferior frontal gyrus)
  • Anterior temporal lobe
  • Auditory cortex
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2. Which of these skills is the left hemisphere NOT specialised for?

  • Adapting to differences between speakers
  • Extracting speech sounds (phonemes) from speech
  • Phoneme awareness
  • Distinguishing phonemes that require fine perceptual analysis

3. What is a symptom of deep dysphasia?

  • Inability to repeat unfamiliar words
  • Inability to repeat familiar words and non-words
  • Inability to repeat unfamiliar words and non-words
  • Inability to repeat familiar words

4. Although not a discrete split, in the left/right brain dichotomy what is the left brain responsible for?

  • For subtle aspects of language such as metaphors, aswell as sensory input from the left and left-sided movement. Also responsible for visuo-spatial attention.
  • Most aspects of language processing, aswell as sensory input from the right and right-sided movement.
  • Most aspects of language processing, aswell as sensory input from the left and left-sided movement.
  • For subtle aspects of language such as metaphors, aswell as sensory input from the right and right-sided movement. Also responsible for visuo-spatial attention.

5. What do the symptoms of deep dysphasia imply?

  • Damage to the dorsal route and partial ventral damage. Right hemisphere systems are potentially being used to compensate.
  • Damage to the ventral route and partial dorsal damage. Right hemisphere systems are potentially being used to compensate.

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