Brodmann areas - Definition

March 2017


Definition


Brodmann areas are different regions of the brain according to the cartography developed by the neurologist Korbinian Brodmann in the early 1900s. Brodmann divided the brain into 52 distinct zones, or cerebral areas, each having its own function. For example, Brodmann area 38, located at the temporal level, is implicated in the process of memorization. This region is one of the first to be affected in cases of Alzheimer's disease. One of the most well-known areas is Broca's area, which manages language. Its location straddles Brodmann areas 44 and 45.

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