Brocas area


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Bro′ca's ar`ea



n.
a region of the left brain associated with the motor impulses necessary for speech.
[1900–05; after P. Broca]
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Other experiments suggest that the brain's Brocas area is discernibly more activated when we are read a verb which is linked to a physical activity, compared with being read an abstract verb or a verb not associated with any action.