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Broca's area

Name: Broca's area
Description: Part of left frontal lobe of human located in the posterior part of the inferior frontal gyrus named for the French physician Pierre-Paul Broca (Heimer, L. The Human Brain and Spinal Cord, 2nd ed, 1995, pg 446. According to FMA, it comprises Brodmann's area 44 and part of area 45.
Is part of: Left frontal lobe
Super-category: Regional part of brain
*Id: FMAID: 242176
Related to: Speech, Language
Organism: Human
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AfferentProjectionsExtreme capsule  +
CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefinitionPart of left frontal lobe of human located Part of left frontal lobe of human located in the posterior part of the inferior frontal gyrus named for the French physician Pierre-Paul Broca (Heimer, L. The Human Brain and Spinal Cord, 2nd ed, 1995, pg 446). According to FMA, it comprises Brodmann's area 44 and part of area 45. Broca's area is generally considered to be involved in speech and language processing and production (e.g., speech articulation, lexical semantics, and syntax/syntactic decoding); but has also been shown to be related to non-verbal frequency discrimination, working memory, complex hand movements, associative sensorimotor learning and sensorimotor integration, imitation, musical processing, and hallucinations in those with Schizophrenia (http://www.springerreference.com/docs/html/chapterdbid/179813.html). ce.com/docs/html/chapterdbid/179813.html).
EfferentProjectionsExtreme capsule  +
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.PONS brain region  +
IdFMAID: 242176  +
Is part ofLeft frontal lobe  +
LabelBroca's area  +
ModifiedDate20 December 2013  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.PONS brain region  +
RelatedToSpeech  +, Language  +, and Wernicke's area  +
SpeciesHuman  +
SuperCategoryRegional part of brain  +
SynonymConvolution of Broca  +