Broca And Wernicke Memory Aids

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Broca’s Area

Location

  • In the frontal lobe of the brain
  • Facebook
    • Frontal Broca
    • FB

Lesion

  • Broca’s aphasia is expressive aphasia
    • Patient understands things but cannot talk well

Wernicke’s Area

Location

  • In the temporal lobe of the brain
  • Twitter
    • Temporal Wernicke
    • TW

Lesion

  • Wernicke’s aphasia is receptive aphasia
    • Affectionately known as “word salad”
    • Patient says fluent gibberish but does not understand things

Unity

  • Both are usually on the left side
  • Connected by the arcuate fasciculus nerve fibres

References

  1. THE BRAIN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. (n.d.). BROCA’S AREA , WERNICKE’S AREA, AND OTHER LANGUAGE-PROCESSING AREAS IN THE BRAIN. [online] Available at: http://thebrain.mcgill.ca/flash/d/d_10/d_10_cr/d_10_cr_lan/d_10_cr_lan.html [Accessed 26 Aug. 2018].
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