All GRE Subject Test: Psychology Resources
Example Question #1 : Sensory Structures & Processes
Which of the following are best defined as a group of cells that act as receptors for pain stimuli and are primed by minor stress from damaging stimulus?
Nociceptors are sensory neurons that are activated by agitating or painful stimuli. Nociceptors respond to mechanical, thermal, and chemical stimuli to help protect the body from harmful interception.
Example Question #2 : Sensory Structures & Processes
Robert experiences problems with language comprehension following a brain injury. He is most likely experiencing which of the following?
"Wernicke's aphasia" is a receptive aphasia that results in problems with language comprehension. People with Wernicke's aphasia speak rapidly and do not make sense. They often do not have insight into their language difficulties. On the other hand, "Broca's aphasia" is an expressive aphasia that results in difficulty generating language. A person with Broca's aphasia produces slow speech with incorrect grammar, making it difficult to understand. “Global aphasia” includes symptoms of both Wernicke's and Broca's aphasias. A person with “conduction aphasia” has difficulties with verbal repetition. Last, “agnosia” involves problems processing sensory information.