an area within the posterior temporal gyrus of the left hemisphere of the brain's cerebrum, consisting of nerve tissue correlated to the perception of noises. Commonly referred to as Wernicke's speech area.

WERNICKE'S AREA: "Individuals who have suffered a brain lesion in Wernicke's area often cannot speak. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "WERNICKE'S AREA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/wernickes-area/ (accessed April 20, 2021).