February 16, 2015

Brain’s iconic seat of speech goes silent when we actually talk

(Feb.16, 2015)  For 150 years, the iconic Broca’s area of the brain has been recognized as the command center for human speech, including vocalization. Now, scientists at UC Berkeley and Johns Hopkins University in Maryland are challenging this long-held assumption with new evidence that Broca’s area actually switches off when we talk out loud.