Broca's area

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Broca's area

[′brō·kəz ‚er·ē·ə]
(neuroscience)
In the human brain, an area in the inferior left frontal lobe — one of several areas believed to activate the fibers of the precentral gyrus concerned with movements necessary for speech production; injury to this area generally results in nonfluent aphasia, with effortful articulation, loss of syntax, but relatively well-preserved auditory comprehension.
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Brocas area was defined as a region of interest by means of the automatic anatomic labeling atlas on the Wake Forest University Pickatlas tool (Maldjian, Laurienti, Kraft & Burdette, 2003).
Judgments of the three visual events yielded stronger activity in Brocas area following the periphrastic verbal instruction than following the lexical instruction (Figure 4).
This study aimed at observing BOLD responses in Brocas area elicited during the processing of visual causal direct, causal indirect, and non-causal events that followed two different linguistic causal constructions, periphrastic and lexical causatives, presented in terms of verbal instructions.