Tracking the flow of speech through the brain, researchers find Broca’s area is crucial
New research shows that Broca’s area, located in the frontal cortex and shown here in color, plans the process of speech by interacting with the temporal cortex, where sensory information is processed, and the motor cortex, which controls movements of the mouth.
Credit: Adeen Flinker, NYU
Other co-authors are Anna Korzeniewska and Piotr Franaszczuk of Johns Hopkins; Robert Knight 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.