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Unformatted text preview: interest in medicine & psychology area Work with patients who were experiencing Work aphasia (speech disorders) (speech “Language areas” of the brain Damage to these areas results in lang. Damage impairments impairments Broca’s area: outside surface of left frontal outside lobe lobe Broca’s aphasia: speech is either absent or speech severely disrupted when this area of the brain is damaged damaged Meaningful phrases such as “is”, “and”, & Meaningful “the” may be omitted from speech “the” E.g., person may say “Walk dog” rather than “I E.g., will take the dog for a walk” will Wernicke’s area: area slightly to the rear of area Broca’s area Broca’s Wernicke’s aphasia: inability to comprehend Wernicke’s language when this area is damaged language Often produce long sentences with unnecessary Often words E.g., “You know that smoodle pinkered & that I E.g., want to get him round & take care of him like you want before” rather than “The dog needs to go out so I will take him for a walk” go Broca’s & Wernicke’s areas Recent research with children suggests that Recent normal lang. abilities can still develop even if there’s damage to Broca’s & Wernicke’s areas areas Studies with children who suffer strokes Studies before, during, or after birth: before, Still acquire language, although at the lower Still end of normal range end Plasticity of brain: if there is left hemisphere Plasticity damage, parts of right hemisphere become brain center for language brain Environmental Key to Language Environmental Case of Genie Locked up & isola...
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course PSYCH 350 taught by Professor J.mojica during the Fall '10 term at CSU Dominguez Hills.
- Fall '10