American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An area in the posterior temporal lobe of the left hemisphere of the brain involved in the recognition of spoken words.
- 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).
- 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)
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