HP4 Quiz 2 2009


Apperceptive agnosia is:

  a sensory disturbance that leads to incorrect identification of common objects.

  a cognitive disorder that describes patients who cannot recognise common objects but can still copy drawings of objects.

  a disorder of perceptual organisation where patients cannot recognise objects or copy drawings of objects.

  a perceptual disorder characterised by intact perceptual organisation but difficulty with recognition and identification of objects


The horizontal view of cognitive architecture postulates that:

  mental faculties are not domain specific and interact with one another.

  most cognitive abilities are domain specific and operate under set principles of modular input systems.

  mental faculties are genetically determined and neurologically distinct and so do not interact with one another.

  both (b) and (c).


Mayer and Salovey’s (1990) construct of Emotional Intelligence describes:

  a cognitive ability related to our general intellectual capacity that includes the ability to understand emotions.

  the ability to monitor our own and other’s emotions and use this information to guide our actions.

  functions of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex that support executive skills.

  all of the above.


Executive dysfunction may be detected in patients who have:

  had a middle cerebral artery infarct.

  significant vascular changes in subcortical regions on MRI, including the thalamus.

  suffered traumatic brain injuries directly impacting their prefrontal cortex.

  all of the above.


Luria’s principle of pluripotentiality postulates that:

  the central nervous system is separated into three basic units according to their involvement in cognitive tasks.

  no one brain region is responsible for voluntary human behaviour.

  brain-behaviour relationships are best understood by modular input systems.

  brain-behaviour relationships are governed by a vertical view of cognitive architecture and thus all cognitive functions are domain specific.