Broca's area

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Bro·ca's area

An area located in the frontal lobe usually of the left cerebral hemisphere and associated with the motor control of speech. Also called Broca's center.

[After Paul Broca (1824-1880), French surgeon and physical anthropologist.]

Broca's area

(ˈbrɒkəz) or

Broca's centre

(Anatomy) the region of the cerebral cortex of the brain concerned with speech; the speech centre
[C19: named after Paul Broca]

Bro′ca's ar`ea

a region of the left brain associated with the motor impulses necessary for speech.
[1900–05; after P. Broca]

Broca's area

- An area of the brain involved with the production of speech; it was named after P. Paul Broca, a French surgeon.
See also related terms for production.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Broca's area - the motor speech center in the left hemisphere of the brain in most people
nerve center, nerve centre, center, centre - a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process; "in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere"
language area, language zone - a large cortical area (in the left hemisphere in most people) containing all the centers associated with language
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Doctors discovered a growth in her Broca's area, the part of the brain in charge of speech.
Engaging the part of the brain called the Broca's area helps disengage the area responsible for all that internal worry dialogue.
So while the results broadly agree with each other, there's no standard set of regions that we know are involved in humor, the way we know about Broca's area and language.
Traditionally, it has been accepted that speech production is controlled by the so-called Broca's area corresponding to Brodmann's area (BA) 44 (pars opercularis of the left inferior frontal gyrus) (e.
Broca's area of the brain is active not only when you speak, but also when you wave your hands.
Since the tumour was in the Broca's area, the neurosurgeon indicated surgical treatment in awake condition under intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring of the patient.
One week after the surgery, mild aphasic symptoms occurred and the visual and auditory hallucinations persisted, which displeased Burckhardt, who decided to intervene again, this time on Broca's area (19, 20).
The Broca's area, the command centre for human speech, does switch off when we talk out loud.
For 150 years, the iconic Broca's area of the brain has been recognized as the command center for human speech, including vocalization.
Broca's Area is usually associated with speaking (or reading) words and grammatical sentences aloud.
The dyslexics showed less coordination between the 13 brain regions that process basic phonemes and a region of the brain called Broca's area, which is involved in higher-level language processing.