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Cortex Lesions 01

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Sunday, January 27 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Sunday, January 27 2008.

An insane grizzly bear impersonator hacks out portions of your right cerebral cortex, specifically, your posterior superior temporal sulcus and dorsolateral Frontal Cortex. You will now have which of the following deficits?

 
        A) Loss of mojo
 
        B) Left hemineglect
 
        C) Loss of prosody
 
        D) Dyslexia
 
        E) Cortical blindness
 

 


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A) loss of mojo

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A lesion in the areas described would not result in loss of mojo  (See References)

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B) left hemineglect

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A lesion in the areas described would not result in hemineglect  (See References)

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C) loss of prosody

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Functional imaging studies have helped to identify regions involved in prosody. These areas include the posterior superior temporal sulcus and dorsolateral Frontal Cortex.  (See References)

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D) dyslexia

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A lesion in the areas described would not result in dyslexia.  (See References)

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E) cortical blindness

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A lesion in the areas described would not result in cortical blindness.  (See References)

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References:

1. Wildgruber, D., Riecker, A., Hertrich, I., Erb, M., Grodd, W., Ethofer, T., and Ackermann, H. (2005). "Identification of emotional intonation evaluated by fMRI." Neuroimage, 24(4) 1233-41. (PMID:15670701)
2. Strelnikov, K.N., Vorobyev, V.A., Chernigovskaya, T.V., and Medvedev, S.V. (2006). "Prosodic clues to syntactic processing--a PET and ERP study." Neuroimage, 29(4) 1127-34. (PMID:16188459)
3. Vallar, G. (2007). "Spatial neglect, Balint-Homes' and Gerstmann's syndrome, and other spatial disorders." CNS Spectr, 12(7) 527-36. (PMID:17603404)
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Cortex Lesions 01
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Created: 01/27/2008
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