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1Unit 3-B (D): The Brain and Language Mr. McCormickA.P. Psychology
2Do-Now (Discussion)Why are psychologists interested in studying language?What enables humans to speak/understand language, while other animals are unable to do so?What cognitive processes must occur in order to speak and understand language?
3The Brain and LanguageSeveral cognitive processes occur when speaking and understanding language:Reading wordsInterpreting written words as soundsInterpreting sounds as meaningsSpeaking wordsPronouncing words
4The Brain and Language: Expression and Reception Broca’s Area:Controls language expressionDirects muscle movements involved in speechLeft frontal lobeWernicke’s Area:Controls language reception/comprehensionLeft temporal lobe