is located in the frontal lobe, and, for most people, the left hemisphere (some left-handers have this area in the right hemisphere). Originally thought to be "the" speech center, it is now understood that a number of regions of the brain are involved in language behavior. More recently, Broca's area has been implicated in music processing, leading some researchers to suggest music may be processed as a language. Imaging studies have revealed that professional musicians trained at an early age have an increased volume of gray matter in Broca's area. Broca's area is part of a language and music processing network that includes Wernicke's area, the superior temporal sulcus, Heschl's gyrus, planum polare, planum temporale, and the anterior superior insular cortices.
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