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The Arcuate Fasciculus

This fiber bundle has great importance for language. It connects Wernicke's area (phonological recognition) to Broca's area (phonological production). Thanks to the Brain Atlas of the University of Washington Health Science Center, there are two excellent pictures available, one showing the actual bundle in a brain section, the other a schematic.

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