Paul Broca y sus aportes a la Neurociencia

Translated title of the contribution: Paul Broca and his contributions to neuroscience

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Paul Broca (1824-188) was a french physician and anthropologist who made contributions in different disciplines, particularly medicine and anthropology. In the field of Neuroscience, his main contribution was the description of several cases of patients with motor aphasia. He performed his autopsies and described that the area located in the third left frontal gyrus is re-sponsible for the production of language and that lesions located there produce motor aphasia. In his honor, this region of the brain is called Broca’s area and this kind of speech disorder, Broca’ s aphasia. He also described an area of the brain that he called the limbic lobe and showed that the trephinations carried out during prehistoric times in various parts of the world where carried out on living individuals
Translated title of the contributionPaul Broca and his contributions to neuroscience
Original languageSpanish (Colombia)
Pages (from-to)445-449
Number of pages5
JournalRevista Medicina
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 23 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Neuroscience


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