Hand Actions and Speech Representation in Broca's Area

@article{Fadiga2006HandAA,
  title={Hand Actions and Speech Representation in Broca's Area},
  author={Luciano Fadiga and Laila Craighero},
  journal={Cortex},
  year={2006},
  volume={42},
  pages={486-490}
}
This paper presents data and theoretical framework supporting a new interpretation of the role played by Broca's area. Recent brain imaging studies report that, in addition to speech-related activation, Broca's area is also significantly involved during tasks devoid of verbal content. In consideration of the large variety of experimental paradigms inducing Broca's activation, here we present some neurophysiological data from the monkey homologue of Brodmann's areas (BA) 44 and 45 aiming to… 

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