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Wernicke's Area

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Wernicke's Area:

Wernicke's area is the region of the brain where spoken language is understood. Neurologist Carl Wernicke is credited with discovering the function of this brain region.

Function:

Functions of Wernicke's Area include:
  • Language Comprehension

  • Semantic Processing

  • Language Recognition

  • Language Interpretation

Location:

Wernicke's area is located in the left temporal lobe, posterior to the primary auditory complex.

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