There are many languages in the world, and they’re all unique. But when it comes to communication, there are some things we humans have in common.
We laugh and cry. We use our bodies to emphasize what we’re saying. And we all use the same part of our brains to generate our words: the left frontal lobe.
The left frontal lobe is crucial when it comes to language and learning. We’re going to explore this part of the brain in greater depth and show you how to get the most of your left frontal lobes to develop a true superbrain.
We need to understand how our minds work so we can work out minds better.
—Jim Kwik, Author of Mindvalley’s Superbrain Program
What Is Located In Left Frontal Lobe?
The frontal lobes of the brain are divided into the right and left frontal lobe. The right frontal lobe helps us interpret and process spacial and visual information.The left frontal lobe is responsible for language and speech.
The left lobe has two important areas: Broca’s area, and Wernicke’s area. Both have specific roles in our language processing abilities.
While Broca’s area is in charge of speech production, Wernick’s area is responsible for speech comprehension. If something goes wrong, aphasia occurs.
Aphasia’s Impact On The Left Frontal Lobe
When an injury results in difficulty with speech production and reading and writing comprehension, the result is aphasia. The most common injuries affecting language are those caused by stroke or trauma.
Damage to Broca’s area results in Broca’s aphasia. With Broca’s aphasia, a person will have difficulty moving the tongue or facial muscles when trying to speak and will also experience problems trying to write. However, there should be little difficulty reading and understanding spoken language.
Wernicke’s aphasia occurs after damage to Wernicke’s area. The resulting condition involves a person who speaks in long but meaningless sentences. Someone with this form of aphasia may also create their own words.
How Can I Keep My Left Frontal Lobe In A Good Shape?
Certain brain injuries may require a surgical rehabilitation approach. And understandably, these procedure take time to recover from.
But if you’re simply looking to keep your brain in shape, what exercises can you tackle to help promote the functionality of the left frontal lobe?
Keeping active is also a great way to promote brain health. Exercise, sport, and physical activity help flush the body and brain with feel-good neurotransmitters and promote long-lasting health benefits.
Like Jim Kwik says, “As your body moves, your brain grooves.”
As a matter of fact, any pleasant and stimulating activity does the brain and body well. So, take time out of your day to enjoy a good book, watch your favorite show, or go for a walk. Do what makes your mind and body happy and you’ll reap the rewards for years to come.
Want to put your left frontal lobe to the test? Try tackling one of the longest words out there: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.
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