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

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1. What is dementia?

  • Progressive, degenerative disease which can affect speech and language over time
  • Disorder of language acquired genetically and arising in later stages of development
  • Disorder of speaking and listening caused by stroke, tumour, brain injury.
  • Caused by a lack of cognitive reserve, dementia is a progressive degenerative brain disorder that only affects general executive functioning
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2. Although not a discrete split, in the left/right brain dichotomy what is the left brain responsible for?

  • 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 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.

3. Which of these is NOT one of the main structures implicated in speech perception?

  • Hippocampus
  • Anterior temporal lobe
  • Brocas area (left inferior frontal gyrus)
  • Primary auditory cortex
  • Wernickes area

4. What is a symptom of deep dysphasia?

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

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

  • Shouting
  • Only context
  • Context, lip reading and slower speech
  • Only lip reading

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