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Understanding written n spoken language is a function of Broca s or Wernike s areas??just some confusion.........
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Broca (in Spanish) is part used in an electric drill, hence is motor language area, while Wernicke is related to Wenicke's dementia (vit B1 deficiency), hence comprehension language area.
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Here's an easier way to remember them

Broca's area lesion leads to "broken speech" so it's motor
Then the other is sensory of course
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broca's - broken speech but good comprehension,pt ve insight to their problem n r frustrated (frontal-inf)


wernik's -wordy, but make sno sense...pt UNaware of his problem.(temp-sup)
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actually understanding written language is part of angular gyrus (hence alexia when lesioned) NOT wernicke's. wernicke's is just for understanding spoken language.
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