Broca‘s Area of Speech In Brain
Surprisingly Inactive During Talking
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Since its discovery in the 1860's, Broca’s area has been
assumed to be the region of the brain responsible for
human speech with responsibi‘ities ranging from
language comprehension to actually speaking words.
However, a new paper published in the ProceedmgLOf
the Nat/‘ona/ Academy of Sciences explains that activity
in this area «s rather low when an mdiwdual xs speaking.
which goes against conventional wisdom about the
function of this region.