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)

  • Context, lip reading and slower speech
  • Only context
  • Only lip reading
  • Shouting
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2. What does the double dissassociation between sentence planning and articulatory processing suggest?

  • They are distinct processes mediated by adjacent brain areas in the left inferior frontal region and are often damaged together
  • They are not distinct processes mediated by the same brain areas in the left anterior frontal region and are often damaged together
  • They are distinct processes mediated by adjacent brain areas in the left anterior frontal region and are often damaged together
  • They are not distinct processes mediated by the same brain areas in the left inferior frontal region and are often damaged together

3. What is dementia?

  • Disorder of speaking and listening caused by stroke, tumour, brain injury.
  • Progressive, degenerative disease which can affect speech and language over time
  • Disorder of language acquired genetically and arising in later stages of development
  • Caused by a lack of cognitive reserve, dementia is a progressive degenerative brain disorder that only affects general executive functioning

4. To understand spoken words, which areas lie on the ventral route?

  • Anterior temporal lobe to the auditory cortex
  • Inferior temporal lobe to the auditory cortex
  • Auditory cortex to the anterior temporal lobe
  • Auditory cortex to the inferior temporal lobe

5. What are aphasias?

  • Progressive, degenerative diseases causing a loss of motor control (and subsequently language) over time
  • Disorders of speaking and listening caused by stroke, tumour, brain injury.
  • Disorders of language acquired genetically and arising in later stages of development
  • Progressive, degenerative diseases causing a loss of language over time

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