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Broca’s area is the brain’s script writer where words take shape, study finds

Tracking the flow of speech through the brain, researchers find Broca’s area is crucial

Regions, Writes the Script for Speech
New research shows that Broca’s area, located in the and shown here in color, plans the process of speech by interacting with the temporal cortex, where sensory information is processed, and the , which controls movements of the mouth.
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Other co-authors are and Piotr Franaszczuk of ; and Avgusta Shestyuk of the University of California, Berkeley; and Nina Dronkers at the Veterans Affairs Northern California Health Care System. The research was funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the National Institutes of Health, and the Nielsen Corporation.

Johns Hopkins Medicine