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.
Broca's area is a functionally defined structure in the left frontal lobe of about 97% of humans (including a large majority of leftâ€“handers). Broca's area is involved mainly in the production of spoken and written language and also in language processing and comprehension. It takes its name from the French scientist whose work with languageâ€“impaired patients led him to conclude that we speak with our leftâ€“brain.
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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.
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