speech centers

(redirected from speech centre)

speech cen·ters

areas of the cerebral cortex centrally involved in speech function; one is in the left inferior frontal gyrus, a second one in the supramarginal, angular, and first and second temporal gyri.
See also: Broca center, Wernicke center.

speech centers

Etymology: AS, spaec + Gk, kentron
either of two motor areas involved in speech. Broca's motor speech area is a unilateral area in the posterior part of the inferior frontal gyrus and is usually on the dominant hemisphere. Wernicke's second motor speech area is an area comprising the posterior part of the superior temporal gyrus next to the transverse temporal gyri and the supramarginal and temporal gyri, also on the dominant hemisphere. See also Broca's area, Wernicke's center.

speech cen·ters

(spēch sen'tĕrz)
Areas of the cerebral cortex centrally involved in speech function; one is in the left inferior frontal gyrus, a second one in the supramarginal, angular, and first and second temporal gyri.
See also: Broca center, Wernicke center
References in periodicals archive ?
Trained in drama at the Birmingham Mime and Speech Centre, he also appeared in ITV series the Jewel In The Crown, Crossroads and Me and My Girl.
It happens when the stroke affects part of the speech centre in the brain.
Talib, who defected from the Labour party in February, said: 'I attended drama college at the Mime and Speech Centre in Birmingham before getting my first role in Gandhi.
Scientists say the condition is caused by damage to a particular part of the speech centre of the brain.
Doctors diagnosed cerebral vasculitis, a condition which starves the brain's speech centre of oxygen.
MARKHAM, Ontario -- Nightingale extends footprint with the Nova Scotia Department of Health with over 80 new licences in excess of $300,000 covering Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres
Nightingale Informatix Corporation (TSX VENTURE:NGH) today announced it has signed a licensing agreement through the Nova Scotia Department of Health to provide Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres with Nightingale's web-based myNightingale Enterprise Practice Management and Electronic Patient Record (EPR) application, as well as training and implementation services.
Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres went through a standard Request for Proposal (RFP) process, as well as extensive clinical and technical evaluation before selecting the myNightingale application.
Aphasia is caused by injury to the brain's speech centres, usually as a result of damage due to a stroke or tumour.
Rhyme and rhythm stimulate the speech centres in the brain.
Tests showed the condition, known as aphasia - injury to the brain's speech centres - seems to trigger an unusual ability to detect lies from changing facial expressions.