Neurology Quiz #16: Cerebral Cortex Anatomy and Pathology

1. A 32-year-old woman presents to the clinic with difficulty speaking. She mentions that she can understand others when they speak to her, but she finds it hard to formulate her responses. On examination, her speech is non-fluent with intact comprehension. Which area of the brain is most likely affected? 

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2. A 45-year-old man presents with a sudden onset of right-sided weakness and inability to understand spoken or written language. His speech is fluent but nonsensical. Imaging reveals a stroke affecting a specific cortical area. Which of the following areas is most likely involved? 

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3. A 25-year-old man is unable to feel sensations of touch, temperature, and pain on his left face and body. A lesion in which area of the cerebral cortex is most likely responsible for these symptoms? 

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4. Following a traumatic brain injury, a 30-year-old patient exhibits personality changes, including disinhibited behavior and lack of judgment. Which part of the brain is most likely affected by the injury? 

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5. A patient presents with an inability to recognize familiar faces, despite having intact vision and cognitive function. This condition is known as prosopagnosia. Which area of the brain is most likely affected? 

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