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5 Matching questions

  1. Semantics
  2. Insight
  3. Intuition
  4. Aphasia
  5. Language
  1. a knowing or sensing something without the use of reason; an insight
  2. b a sudden and often novel realization of the solution to a problem
  3. c impairment of language, usually caused by left hemisphere damage either to Broca's area (impairing speaking) or to wernicke's area (impairing understanding)
  4. d our spoken, written, or signed words and the ways we combine them to communicate meaning
  5. e The study of meaning in language.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. judging the likelihood of things in terms of how well they seem to represent, or match, particular prototypes; may lead one to ignore other relevant information
  2. Whorf's hypothesis that language determines the way we think
  3. Computer circuits that mimic the brain's interconnected neural cells, performing tasks such as learning to recognize visual patterns and smells
  4. beginning at about 4 months, the stage of speech development in which the infant spontaneously utters various sounds at first unrelated to the household language
  5. clinging to one's initial conceptions after the basis on which they were formed has been discredited.

5 True/False questions

  1. One-word stageBeginning about age 2, the stage in speech development during which a child speaks mostly two-word statements.


  2. Morphemein a language, the smallest distinctive sound unit


  3. Wernicke's areacontrols language expression-an aread of the frontal, usually in the left hemisphere, that directs the muscle movements involved in speech


  4. Fixationthe inability to see a problem from a new perspective; an impediment to problem solving


  5. Phonemein a language, the smallest unit that carries meaning; may be a word or a part of a word (such as a prefix)