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Broca's area

Broca's area or convolution of Broca is that region of the brain that is linked to speech. The motor neurons that deal with speech control are located in this area of the brain and this was identified by French surgeon Paul Broca. The Broca's area plays a vital role in the development and articulation of speech, language comprehension and processing. Since this area lies in the frontal convolution, any damage to the frontal lobe can cause language disorder known as Broca aphasia.

Broca's Aphasia (also known as motor aphasia) can be complete as the affected person may become mute or may speak simple statements with a great deal of effort.


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Collection of Pages - Last revised Date: December 12, 2017