“…Broca’s area is not a center for speech production, but rather a critical area for integrating and coordinating information across other brain regions.”

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“This new finding helps us move towards a less dichotomous view where Broca’s area is not a center for speech production, but rather a critical area for integrating and coordinating information across other brain regions.”

Broca’s area has since ranked among the brain’s most closely examined language regions in cognitive psychology…researchers have found that Broca’s area — which is located in the frontal cortex above and behind the left eye — engages with the brain’s temporal cortex, which organizes sensory input, and later the motor cortex, as we process language and plan which sounds and movements of the mouth to use, and in what order.  However, the study found, it disengages when we actually start to utter word sequences.

“Broca’s area shuts down during the actual delivery of speech, but it may remain active during conversation as part of planning future words and full sentences,”

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