Sensory speech centre

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sensory speech centre --> Wernicke's centre

The region of the cerebral cortex thought to be essential for understanding and formulating coherent, propositional speech; it encompasses a large region of the parietal and temporal lobes near the lateral sulcus of the left cerebral hemisphere; corresponding approximately to brodmann's areas 40, 39, and 22.

Synonym: sensory speech centre, wernicke's area, wernicke's field, wernicke's region, wernicke's zone.