Category Archives: Wernicke’s region

Researchers map new area of language in the human brain.

For 140 years, scientists’ understanding of language comprehension in the brain came from individuals with stroke.  Based on language impairments caused by stroke, scientists believed a single area of the brain, a hotdog shaped section in the temporal lobe of the left hemisphere called Wernicke’s region, was the center of language comprehension. Wernicke’s was thought to be responsible for understanding

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