To speak a word that is read, information must first get to the primary visual cortex. From the primary visual cortex, information is transmitted to the posterior speech area, including Wernicke's area. To speak a word that is heard, information must first get to the primary auditory cortex. From the primary auditory cortex, information is transmitted to the posterior speech area, including Wernicke's area. Damage to Broca's Area Broca's aphasia prevents a person from producing speech person can understand language words are not properly formed speech is slow and slurred. Damage to Wernicke's Area Wernicke's aphasia loss of the ability to understand language person can speak clearly, but the words that are put together make no sense.
This way of speaking has been called "word salad" because it appears that the words are all mixed up like the vegetables in a salad. In the early s, the famous neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield and his colleague Herbert Jasper, described how electrical stimulation of certain areas of the brain blocked language. These neurosurgeons were able to perform these studies asking their patients questions during the surgical procedure. More recently late s , Dr.
George Ojemann at the University of Washington has used electrical stimulation experiments to show that there can be a large difference in the brain area that is important for language from person to person. Nevertheless, the results of these studies agree with the earlier findings of Broca and Wernicke.
In , another technique was discovered that allowed researchers to study the brain mechanisms of language. One of my worst self-inflicted wounds occurred many years ago when I went to see Townes Van Zandt play at some little club in Austin on a Tuesday night. I had recently been turned on to his music and had quickly became totally enthralled with his depth of feeling, his fluid fingerpicking and chunky guitar chording and his tough, yet tender lyricism, which mastered being both down-home and far-out all at once.
So, I went to this event organized by a Foundation I worked with a few years ago and I met former co-worker. The other 2 colleagues were staring at us, not knowing who was the craziest of all… And it felt weiiiiiiiiiird! When I first met the woman, she just came back from maternity leave and inherited of that chair.
The legend said that every woman sitting on that chair got pregnant and people were taking bet on her. If I had more confidence, I would go out on a Saturday night, by myself and approach girls leading to engaging discussions. Our just meet new people.
Socially awkwardness was this morning. The company have me and some other guy staying at a nice house. I have my motorcycle as my transportation.
Now Mel has no means to getting back and forth to work. Mel made arrangement with the company supervisor to provide him transportation. Well, this morning as I sat down at the kitchen table about to feast on my meal cooked by me, I hear knocking from the house front door. I open it and it was the supervisor. I was lost for words, dumbfounded because i was unaware of the arrangement.
He asked for Mel. As I was eating he walked into the kitchen, which made me uncomfortable, he looked around and tried to chat with me.
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I would reply with one word answered. Finally Mel showed up and they both left. Now by myself, in the kitchen, one minute passed and then it hit me like a ton of bricks. Why am I such a Dumbass. For the most part, people are the same. We have two legs, two arms, 10 fingers, 10 toes and one brain.
Some people actually use their brain LOLO. What makes you different is that you have your own unique goals, ambitions, feelings, abilities, etc and they are slightly different than the person next to you. Some say Pepsi.
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Some say Coke. Some say Fanta. How to convince yourself that you are the best. Because people cannot fly on planes. They simply sit down on the plane. The plane itself does the flying. Once you have convinced yourself that you are the best, you start doing the things you enjoy the most.
Once you start doing more of the things you enjoy, you become better at them and more confident in your ability to perform them. Others pick up on your confidence and want to be confident as well, so they begin to look up to you. Give it a shot! It really works. My wife has terrible social anxiety.
That always loosens me up.
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People usually like to talk about themselves and, honestly, there are far too few good listeners in the world. Thanks for the video Ramit. If I were more confident, I would call more doctors offices. Are there any resources about finding the right way to prospect? I get anxious before calling because I wonder if I should instead be walking into their office….
Ua Tsaug for the video!!!
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Personally and professionally I found this to be extremely helpful! Do you have any suggestions of how to help guide high school students with this process? I welcome any ideas!!!! Most conversation topics I come up with center around recent national or international news.
Here you can be sure that most persons will have heard of the topic and will have something to say. Of course, you have to stay away from controversational topics, though. Love […]. I was feeling doubt in my confidence that I could hold a conversation, i stood awkwardly not knowing one to do, and tried to laugh it off, but i know it effected her. If i was more confident, i would listen better and be more friendlier, also be aware of my body language. I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish.
Funniest moment: i would rather say it was the most embarrassing nd disappointing thing that happened to me. We were having a board meeting on how to make PR more productive. There were 7 other people in the room. They were all talking so good nd giving their opinions on new initiatives. Nd those opinions, for me they seemed to be obvious fr tat particular idea. So i didnt speak at all. Finally we were assessing our progress till date nd it was me first to start off with. I was like blank at the moment. Thats all i said nd they started laughing at me like hell.
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But indeed i had a lot to speak about my progress. I did lot more than what other board members did. I could not take this.
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