Wernicke - Brain Cranial Nerves Wernicke's aphasia...

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Wernicke's aphasia * associated with the ability to understand and produce meaningful speech * Individuals with Wernicke's aphasia speak extremely fluently but with no informative purpose ("fluent aphasia“, receptive aphasia) Occipital Lobe It is crucial for the sense of sight . Basal Ganglia: Subcortical Nuclei Involved in Movement * A group of nuclei lying deep in the subcortical white matter of the frontal lobes that organizes muscle driven motor movements of the body behavior. * The caudate, putamen, and the globus pallidus are the major components. * Functionally associatied with the subthalamic nucleus (located in the lateral floor of the diencephalon) and the substantia nigra (in midbrain) are often included. Caudate Nucleus * An elongated, arched gray mass closely related to the lateral ventricle throughout its entire extent and consisting of a head, body, and tail. The caudate nucleus and putamen form a functional unit (the neostriatum ) of the corpus striatum that control voluntary movement. * The caudate organizes and filters information that is sent to the frontal lobe, particularly information from the limbic system. Basal Ganglia * The basal ganglia and cerebellum are large collections of nuclei that modify movement on a minute-to-minute basis. * Motor cortex sends information to both, and both structures send information right back
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course BSC BSC1085 taught by Professor Sharonsimpson during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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