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exhibited skill to understand and correspond adequately with words. At times, a differention is made between receptive and productive skills. Brain regions required for typical speech seem to be dispersed over a broad area of the cerebral cortex and can be mapped by way of electrical arousal. For right-handed people, language is mainly centralized to the left hemisphere.

VERBAL ABILITY (V): "Her verbal ability will need to be measured through testing prior to accepting her application."

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