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Wernicke aphasia

Summary of Wernicke aphasia
Receptive aphasia, also known as Wernicke’s aphasia, fluent aphasia, or sensory aphasia, is a type of aphasia in which an individual is unable to understand language in its written or spoken form. Even though they can speak using grammar, syntax, rate, and intonation, they typically have difficulty expressing themselves meaningfully through speech. People with receptive aphasia are typically unaware of how they are speaking and do not realize their speech may lack meaning. This is due to the fact that they have poor comprehension skills and do not understand their own speech. They typically remain unaware of even their most profound language deficits. 

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Stroke involving a Wernicke aphasia often also includes a right (superior/inferior) quadrant visual field defect secondary to temporal lobe involvement. 

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A 60-year-old patient comes to the emergency department because of abnormal speech for 45 minutes. His wife states that he was watching television, when his face became droopy. She asked him if he was okay, to which he replied "cats don't garage laptop, you know?" On examination he has verbal fluency and is able to construct whole, expressive sentences. However, he is unable to follow commands or comprehend spoken dialog. His brain MRI most likely shows a lesion in which of the following areas?