Neuroscience and the Classroom: Making Connections
- Wernicke's area
- A region of the brain functionally associated with spoken language comprehension discovered by Carl Wernicke in the late 19th century. Disorders arising from damage to left posterior temporal gyrus, as classically defined, most typically involve difficulty in language comprehension (i.e., receptive) and meaningful use of language with preserved ability in other language features such as form and rate (i.e., expressive).
- working memory
- A term used to describe the neurocognitive system that simultaneously stores and manipulates information for a short duration. Multiple models and definitions of working memory are actively being explored in research.