Brodmann's areas


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Related to Brodmann's areas: postcentral gyrus, Wernicke's area, Arcuate fasciculus

Brodmann's areas

[brod′manz, brōt′mons]
Etymology: Korbinian Brodmann, German anatomist, 1868-1918
the 47 different areas of the cerebral cortex that are associated with specific neurological functions and distinguished by different cellular components. They control movements of the lips and vocal cords as well as motor speech. Compare motor area. See also cerebral cortex.

Brodmann's areas

specific occipital and preoccipital areas of the human cerebral cortex, distinguished by differences in the arrangement of their six cellular layers, and identified by number. They are considered to be the seat of specific functions of the brain.