Nervous System

How does your brain process language?
Answered by Discovery Channel
  • Discovery Channel

    Discovery Channel

  1. Processing language requires two different sections of your brain. Wernicke's area, located in the rear of the parietal lobe, controls your ability to process sounds associated with language. If this area is damaged, you cannot understand language, even though you can still make sounds; this is called sensory aphasia. Broca's area, on the left side of your frontal lobe, manages your ability to make sounds. If this area of your brain is damaged, you can understand language but can't produce coherent sounds yourself; this condition is called motor aphasia.

    More answers from Discovery Channel »



Still Curious?
  • Does dyslexia limit your potential to succeed as an adult?


    Answered by Martha Barksdale and Science Channel

  • What are the basic parts of all brains?


    Answered by Craig C. Freudenrich and Discovery Channel

  • How and when is dyslexia diagnosed?


    Answered by Discovery Channel

Advertisement

What are you curious about?

Image Gallery