An area of the brain just above Broca's area and anterior to the primary motor control area.
An area of the brain just above Broca's area and anterior to the primary motor control area. Damage to this area may cause difficulty in reading and writing.
The term Agraphia (loss of the ability to write) was coined by John William Ogle (1824-1905) in 1869.
See also Brodmann’s areas, under Korbinian Brodmann, German neurologist, 1868-1918.
- S. Exner:
Untersuchungen über die Localisation der Functionen in der Grosshirnrinde des Menschen. Vienna, W. Braumuller, 1881.
- J. W. Ogle:
Aphasia and agraphia.
Report of the MRC of St George’s Hospital, London, 1869, 2: 83-122.
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