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Coloured 3D MRI brain scans of the head of a baby (left) and an adult, showing activity in language areas of the brain (blue) as they listen to speech. The scans shows the different layers of tissue, starting with the skin, then peeling back the layers to reveal the bones of the skull and mandible. The plates of the baby's skull have not yet fully fused. Inside the skull is the brain. Although the three-month-old baby cannot yet speak or understand, the scans show that its language areas are still activated by speech. The region of the brain involved in speech processing is called Wernicke's area, in the temporal lobe.
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