Broca's Area: Function & Definition


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Broca's area is named for the _____ credited with determining the significance and function of this part of the brain.

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1. Recent studies have shown that Broca's area of the brain plays a significant role in _____.

2. Where is Broca's area?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this quiz, you'll need to correctly answer questions about Broca's area, including the discovery of this region and its functions in the human body. All of the questions are multiple-choice.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Be prepared to answer questions about the following:

  • Who Broca's area is named after
  • Effects of damage to this area
  • Types of damage this area could incur
  • Function and location of Broca's area

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what Broca's area controls
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about where Broca's area is located
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw out the most important information from the related lesson on the function of Broca's area

Additional Learning

Review the accompanying lesson called Broca's Area: Function & Definition to increase your knowledge of the anatomical feature known as Broca's area. The lesson contains the following topics:

  • How Paul Broca found the area
  • Broca's parients Leborgne and Lelong and how their issues enlightened his research
  • What Broca's area allows us to do