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Unformatted text preview: Language Areas of the Brain: Psych 1 09/04/2008 02:33:00 Language: major brain areas • primary motor cortex – where tongue, larynx, lip muscles commanded, but already prior orchestrated in… • Broca’s area – frontal lobe of the cortex - where muscle movements that generate language are orchestrated, and coordinated into speech, also packaging words with linking words o If damaged, obvious problems with speaking – aphasias Aphasias of Broca’s area – non-fluent aphasias, loss of linking words, very hard to get words out Automatisms – words people get “stuck on,” say over and over – people often retain curse words, reflexively • arcuate fasciculus o thought to connect Broca’s area nad Wernicke’s area – connect areas of the brain in the generation and understanding of language • primary auditory cortex o processes auditory (sound) information...
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- Winter '08
- temporal lobe, Broca, primary motor cortex, primary auditory cortex, major brain areas