Presentation on theme: "Unit 3-B (D): The Brain and Language"— Presentation transcript:
1 Unit 3-B (D): The Brain and Language Mr. McCormickA.P. Psychology
2 Do-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?
3 The Brain and LanguageSeveral cognitive processes occur when speaking and understanding language:Reading wordsInterpreting written words as soundsInterpreting sounds as meaningsSpeaking wordsPronouncing words
4 The 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