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Understanding written n spoken language is a function of Broca s or Wernike s areas??just some confusion.........:rolleyes:
 

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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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Mnemonic

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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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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