Paul Broca Does Autopsy on Aphasic Patient, Identifies Language Centers of the Brain

Paul Broca Does Autopsy on Aphasic Patient, Identifies Language Centers of the Brain

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Paul Broca performs an autopsy on a person who had been aphasic and who had died the previous day.

Broca finds a lesion originating in the third frontal convolution of the left hemisphere, an area now named for Broca and known to be associated with language functions in most people.

 

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