What happens when we lose our ability to use language? What difficulties do we run into when studying language loss? In this week’s episode, we look at aphasia, and particularly Broca’s aphasia: what symptoms occur, why it’s hard to make sweeping generalizations about what to expect, and what aphasia can tell us about how language works.
Aphasia’s definitely not a happy topic, but it’s a very interesting one, and we’re looking forward to hearing what you have to say about it!
Quick reblog for the day crew! ^_^
Our video this week is about aphasia, and the many things we’ve learned about language and the brain through the ways things can go wrong there!