The Effects Of Broca's Aphasia On The Brain

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Within the brain, the Broca’s area is involved in speech production and is located in the frontal lobe of the left hemisphere of the brain. However, it has been argued by (Nishitani, N., Schurmann, M., Amunts, K. et al, 2005) that it has been found that it helps in the sequencing of actions, as well as the possibility of evolution into interindividual communication, both by gestures and speech. The Wernicke’s area is responsible for development and comprehension of language and is located in the temporal lobe of the left hemisphere of the brain. Any injury to these areas of the brain can result in either Broca’s or Wernicke’s Aphasia. If the injury encompassed both the Broca’s and Wernicke’s areas of the brain, the condition is known as Global…show more content…
Global Aphasia has an effect on both the language production and understanding functions of the brain. The symptoms of it are that they have hardship understanding and forming words and sentences, as well as struggle with effectively communicating altogether, however they can understand some words and form a few basic words at a time (American Stroke Association,…show more content…
The main methods of treatment are therapy, medication and transcranial magnetic stimulation, as well as participating in clinical trials. Research has been carried out into the effectiveness of speech and language therapy for aphasiacs following a stroke. The results of a study written by (Brady, M., C., Kelly, H., Godwin, J., Enderby, P., 2010) suggests that “improved functional communication, receptive and expressive language” were observed as a result of therapy taking place. Furthermore, it has also been shown in a clinical trial that the use of amphetamine for the treatment of aphasia contributes to a recovery of the condition, when combined with specific behavioural treatment. (Walker-Batson, D., Curtis, S., Natarajan, R., Ford, J., Dronkers, N., Salmeron, E., Lai, J., Unwin, D.,

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