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Broca's Area

Broca's area is one of the main areas of the cerebral cortex responsible for producing language. It controls motor functions involved with speech.


"French physician Pierre Paul Broca found patients with damage to part of brain's frontal lobe were unable to speak more than a few words. Dubbed Broca's area, region is believed to be critical for speech production and some aspects of language comprehension. . .Broca's area actually consists of 2 distinct subunits. One of these focuses selectively on language processing, the other is part of a brainwide network that appears to act as a central processing unit for general cognitive…

Speaking Without Broca’s Area - From Dr. Paul Broca’s observations in the 1860s, we know that the left inferior frontal cortex of the brain, now also known as Broca’s area, is heavily involved in human language abilities. At first, this area was thought to be associated only with the production of language, but gradually its role has come to be regarded as more complex, and recent brain-imaging data have actually made the old dichotomy between language-production areas and…

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