Wernicke's Area: Function & Location


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Wernicke's area is the part of the brain that helps us ______ spoken language.

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1. Wernicke's aphasia is ______.

2. Wernicke's area is located in the ______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz combo allow you to assess your knowledge of Wernicke's area, an important part of the brain that deals with language. You'll be quizzed on the location of the area as well as disabilities associated with it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on various concepts concerning Wernicke's area, including:

  • Wernicke's aphasia
  • Wernicke's area in language
  • Broca's area
  • The discovery on patients brains

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of Wernicke's area as it relates to Broca's area
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and interpret information regarding the temporal lobe
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you gained regarding language construction and understanding

Additional Learning

To review concepts regarding Werkicke's area and its role in language, read over the lesson called Werkicke's Area: Function & Location. The lesson will help you:

  • Understand how the arcuate fasciculus interacts with Werkicke's and Broca's areas
  • Know how scientists study the brain
  • Identify Tan and his contribution to Wernicke's research