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Asked by clawathenathree to Emma, Josie, Kristyn, Peter, Sarah on 30 Aug 2013. This question was also asked by cookies, ipadminilover711, fmacd.
Area 39, or Wernicke’s area is important for language. Damage to this area (and those near it) causes aphasia, which means lack of speech.
This part of the brain is involved in the understanding of speech and language, so if this part is damaged, the person can still talk, but their words won’t make any sense.
Wow how did you guys even find out about area 39? I had to google it and first came out at area 51! 🙂
I had to double check online that I had the right area! (Maybe I’ve been teaching neuroanatomy for too long!!?!)
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We over heard about area 39 in class during a Japanese lesson and were curious to find out more.
Our japenese teacher was talking about it and we thought it would be interesting to ask. I had no idea what area 39 was till then.
Wow thats scary to think that if that area or areas around get damaged you wouldn’t be able to talk! :-O
I wouldn’t like to damage Area 39 then… Eeek! Imagine not being able to talk. I would, like, die. And yes, we have very interesting Japanese lessons about Area 39 LOL.
Me too Josie!
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