Cerebral Hemispheres 2

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Arcuate fasciculus

a neuronal pathway traditionally thought to connect Broca’s and Wernicke’s areas and to play an important role in transferring information about language between them. More recent research has suggested that the anatomy and function of the arcuate fasciculus is more complex than initially thought.

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Know your brain: Broca's area

Know your brain: Wernicke's area

In this image, Broca’s area is represented by the blue region closer to the front of the brain (on the left), while Wernicke’s area is represented by the blue region closer to the back of the brain (on the right). The red lines represent the arcuate fasciculus, connecting the two regions.

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