Patients who have lesions involving Broca's area __________.
can understand language, but have difficulty speaking
(Patients with lesions involving Broca's area can understand language but have difficulty speaking (and sometimes cannot write or type or use sign language) - this disorder is called expressive, or Broca's, aphasia. On the other hand, patients with lesions involving Wernicke's area are able to speak but produce a type of nonsense often referred to as "word salad" - this disorder is called receptive, or Wernicke's, aphasia. These patients also have great difficulty understanding language.)