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.
Functions of Wernicke's Area include:
- Language Comprehension
- Semantic Processing
- Language Recognition
- Language Interpretation
Wernicke's area is located in the left temporal lobe
, posterior to the primary auditory complex.
Image of Wernicke's Area: