Brocas area vs. wernickes area

what is the diifference between broca and wernickes area?

Wernicke’s area is the region of the brain that is important for language development. It is located in the temporal lobe on the left side of the brain and is responsible for the comprehension of speech, while Broca’s area is related to the production of speech.

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Damage to Wernicke’s area will cause incomprehensible speech, also called “word salad.” The person will think he is speaking and being clear but it will not make sense to others. There can also be problems with comprehension. Damage to Broca’s area causes problems with speech fluency and people effects have “broken” speech. They language makes sense but it takes long for them to speak and to come up with the words they want.

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Both having to do with language. Wernicke’s Area is language comprehension. Broca’s Area is speaking/verbally expressing that comprehension. Damage can cause aphasia.

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