4-Wernicke and Broca - Language and the Brain I: Brocas and...

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Unformatted text preview: Language and the Brain I: Brocas and Wernickes Areas LIN 306 January 25, 2008 Where is language in the brain? Which areas? Brocas and Wernickes Areas Located in different areas of the brain Have different functions Connected by the arcuate fasciculus (Latin: curved bundle) Brocas Area Left frontal lobe, next to motor cortex Responsible for language production and function words Function words Words that have little lexical meaning Articles Prepositions Pronouns Conjunctions Particles Auxiliary verbs Inflectional endings Form a closed class How do we know? Brain imaging technology Positron emission topography (PET) Functional MRI (fMRI) Show areas of activity in the brain People with damage to Brocas area show specific linguistic problems Aphasia : loss of linguistic ability due to brain injury Causes: stroke, head injury, hemorrhage Brocas Aphasia...
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