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Bella 06-21-2010 03:35 AM

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

Brainious 06-21-2010 03:47 AM

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.

S.Martin 06-21-2010 05:51 PM

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 ;)

usmle100 06-22-2010 08:01 AM

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)

Androide89 06-22-2010 03:05 PM

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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