Broca's Area and Hallucinations
Dr. Sukhi Shergill explains that Brocaâ€™s area is active during auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia.
Brocaâ€™s area is very interesting. What happens during hallucinations is that Brocaâ€™s area is working significantly and that lets us know that when youâ€™re actually experiencing a hallucination, which is hearing speech when thereâ€™s nobody around, it seems to be coming from your own thoughts because your Brocaâ€™s area is working at that time, and its overactive.
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Dr. Sukhi Shergill describes some of the problems schizophrenic patients experience in recognizing their own inner speech.
Dr. Sukhi Shergill discusses the importance of Broca's area to generating speech.
Dr. Sukhi Shergill describes the different types of hallucinations schizophrenic patients can experience.
Broca's area is a functionally defined structure in the left frontal lobe of most humans. It is involved mainly in producing speech, writing, and also in language processing and comprehension.
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The frontal lobe is part of the cerebral cortex and is the largest of the brain's structures. It is the main site of so–called 'higher' cognitive functions.
Dr. Sukhi Shergill describes the difficulties encountered by schizophrenic patients in their daily lives.