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

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1. What is dementia?

  • Caused by a lack of cognitive reserve, dementia is a progressive degenerative brain disorder that only affects general executive functioning
  • Disorder of language acquired genetically and arising in later stages of development
  • Progressive, degenerative disease which can affect speech and language over time
  • Disorder of speaking and listening caused by stroke, tumour, brain injury.
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2. To understand spoken words, which areas lie on the ventral route?

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

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

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

4. What are aphasias?

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

5. Which of these specific structures do agrammatic patients NOT struggle with?

  • Function words
  • Verbs
  • Word order and sentence structure
  • Inflectional endings

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