Wernicke's area is a region in the cerebral cortex that historically has been considered important to language comprehension and the production of meaningful speech. In this video, I discuss the location of Wernicke's area, the deficit that occurs when it is damaged (Wernicke's aphasia), and hypotheses about its role in language.
In this video I discuss acetylcholine, the first neurotransmitter ever discovered. The topics I cover include the locations of acetylcholine neurons in the brain, acetylcholine receptors, and some of the functions of acetylcholine.
Broca's area is a region in the frontal lobe that is thought to play an important role in language production, although its precise linguistic functions are still a bit unclear. In this video, I discuss Broca's area and some hypotheses regarding its function.