GRE Subject Test: Psychology : Other Theories & Issues in Neuroscience

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Example Question #1 : Other Theories & Issues In Neuroscience

Albert recently suffered brain damage and can no longer recognize familiar faces. Which of the following is Albert experiencing?

Possible Answers:

Prosopagnosia

Akathisia 

Apraxia

Anomia

Agnosia

Correct answer:

Prosopagnosia

Explanation:

“Prosopagnosia” is the inability to recognize familiar faces. The other choices are incorrect. “Agnosia” is the inability to recognize familiar objects. “Akathisia” is a feeling of restlessness and agitation that may be caused by antipsychotic medications. “Anomia” is difficulty with naming objects. “Apraxia” is the inability to perform skilled movements. 

Example Question #2 : Other Theories & Issues In Neuroscience

Which of the following is not a characteristic of Phenylketonuria (PKU)?

Possible Answers:

It is caused by a third 21st chromosome

It involves a build up of phenylalanine in the body

It can be treated with a low protein diet

If left untreated it can result in intellectual disability

It is a genetic disorder

Correct answer:

It is caused by a third 21st chromosome

Explanation:

All of the responses are true of PKU except that it is caused by a third 21st chromosome. Down Syndrome is caused by an extra copy of the 21st chromosome. Symptoms typically include delayed development, intellectual disability, and specific facial features. Unfortunately Down Syndrome cannot be managed by a change in diet. The most helpful interventions for Down Syndrome include parents, therapists, and teachers working together to support the child early on. 

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