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Localisation of language: This is the idea that different parts of the brain are responsible for different aspects of a human's ability to talk (speech).

Broca's Area:

Broca's area provides us with the ability to produce meaningful speech and written language.

It is found in the left frontal lobe of the brain.

(http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~gawron/intro/course_core/lectures/aphasia_lec_files/b-b-w-area.gif)

If this area of the brain is damaged the implications will be that speech will be slow & labourious (hard, difficult).

Wernicke's area:

This provides humans with the ability to understand hear and understand speech.

It is found in the temporal lobe also known as the auditory cortex.

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If this area of the brain is damaged

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