“Researchers at Northwestern University have determined that Wernicke’s area, a hotdog-shape region in the temporal lobe of the left hemisphere, may not be the seat of language comprehension, as has been scientific dogma for the past 140 years. Instead, the team suggests in a study published today (June 25) in the neurology journal Brain, understanding the meaning of words happens in the left anterior temporal lobe, while sentence comprehension is handled by a complex network of brain areas.”

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