Broca's area: Alllows a person to speak smoothly and fluently. Located in the left frontal lobe. Broca's aphasta: condition resulting from damage to Broca's area, causing affected person to be unable to speek fluently. Broca = broken
The brain's speech area, named after 19th century French physician Pierre Paul Broca, shuts down when we talk out loud, according to a new study that challenges the long-held assumption that 'Broca's area' governs all aspects of speech production.