GRE Subject Test: Psychology : Speech Perception & Processing

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Example Question #1 : Speech Perception & Processing

Following a stroke, a patient has difficulty understanding others' communications. This would most likely be diagnosed as which of the following disorders?

Possible Answers:

Dyslexia

Broca's aphasia

Language processing disorder

Wernicke's aphasia

Correct answer:

Wernicke's aphasia

Explanation:

Wernicke's aphasia hinders one's ability to understand language. It is directly linked with damage to a particular part of the brain known as Wernicke's area. By contrast, Broca's area is linked to humans' ability to produce language. Broca's aphasia, in turn, is a diagnosis related to issues with language production, rather than comprehension.

Example Question #2 : Speech Perception & Processing

Which specific neuroanatomical region is known to heavily influence language comprehension? 

Possible Answers:

Broca's Area

Thalamus

Wernicke's Area

Vocalization region of motor areas

Parietal lobe and temporal lobe junction

Correct answer:

Wernicke's Area

Explanation:

Wernicke's area, located in the region known commonly as Brodmann 22 or at the junction of the temporal, parietal, and occipital lobes, has been found to contribute to language comprehension. Patients with Wernicke's aphasia can speak, but not comprehend language.

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