Wernicke’s Area
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Wernicke’s area is the region of the brain where spoken language is understood. It is veryimportant in language development. It is located on the temporal lobe on the left side of the brain and is responsible for the comprehension of speech. Language development or usage can be seriously impaired by damage to the Wernicke's Area. People who have damage to the wernickes area demonstrate Wernicke's Aphasia. These individuals have no problems communicating, but do not realize that what they are saying does not make sense to anyone else. They often have problems converting their thoughts into words and recognizing spoken words, along with comprehending the meaning of words. This area is affected by autism.