from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An area in the posterior temporal lobe of the left hemisphere of the brain involved in the recognition of spoken words.
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- n. The posterior section of the superior temporal gyrus in the dominant cerebral hemisphere, one of two parts of the cerebral cortex linked with speech (the other being Broca's area).
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- n. the auditory word center; located in the posterior part of the superior temporal convolution in most people
After Karl Wernicke (1848-1905), German neurologist.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)