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Wernike and Broca areas are the two language areas of the brain. Wernike is involved with recognition and plan of speech and broca generates motor signals to the primary cortex to physically speak. If the broca area is injured/there is a lesion, it is called nonfluent aphasia, or that there is slow speech with difficulty to choose words. If there is an injury/lesion to Wernike, it is called fluent aphasia. Fluent aphasia is when speech is normal and excessive, but makes little sense.

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Broca's Area, Wernicke's Area and other Language Processing areas of the brain-explained easily-good for family members from The Brain From Top To Bottom.

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"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…

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