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Brain develops abnormally over lifespan of people who stutter

A region of the brain thought to control develops abnormally in children who – a pattern that persists into adulthood, according to new research.

Broca's Area
Broca’s area, the region of the brain responsible for speech production, develops abnormally in people who stutter.
Credit:Deryk Beal/University of Alberta


The trajectory of gray matter development in Broca’s area is abnormal in people who stutter., DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00089

University of Alberta