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

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1. What helps patients with pure word deafness? (patients who can hear the sounds of speech but cannot discriminate between phonemes)

  • Only lip reading
  • Context, lip reading and slower speech
  • Only context
  • Shouting
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2. What is a comorbid symptom of agrammatism?

  • Issues in understanding complex sentences (suggesting shared processes between production and comprehension)
  • Issues in producing complex sentences (suggesting no shared processes between production and comprehension)
  • Issues in producing complex sentences (suggesting shared processes between production and comprehension)
  • Issues in understanding complex sentences (suggesting no shared processes between production and comprehension)

3. 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.

4. In repeating unfamiliar words where there is no knowledge of meaning, which process occurs?

  • A dorsal non-semantic route is taken from auditory cortex to wernickes area, the angular gyrus, the anterior frontal gyrus and terminating in speech motor cortex
  • A dorsal non-semantic route is taken from auditory cortex to wernickes area, the angular gyrus, the inferior frontal gyrus and terminating in speech motor cortex
  • A ventral non-semantic route is taken from auditory cortex to wernickes area, the angular gyrus, the inferior frontal gyrus and terminating in speech motor cortex
  • A ventral non-semantic route is taken from auditory cortex to wernickes area, the angular gyrus, the anterior frontal gyrus and terminating in speech motor cortex

5. What is agrammatism?

  • An inability in converting sentences into thoughts, particularly the ability to construct around the noun
  • An inability in converting thoughts into sentences, particularly the ability to construct around the verb
  • An inability in converting sentences into thoughts, particularly the ability to construct around the verb
  • An inability in converting thoughts into sentences, particularly the ability to construct around the noun

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