GRE Subject Test: Psychology : Sensory Structures & Processes

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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?

Possible Answers:

Nociceptors

Neurons

Astrocytes

Multipolar Neurons

Glia cells

Correct answer:

Nociceptors

Explanation:

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?

Possible Answers:

Agnosia

Broca's aphasia

Global aphasia

Conduction aphasia

Wernicke's aphasia

Correct answer:

Wernicke's aphasia

Explanation:

"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. 

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