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09/07/2019

Which region of the brain is associated with spelling/writing?

QUESTION
Which region of the brain is associated with spelling/writing?
For example, let’s say someone is very good at spelling, and when writing rarely makes grammatical mistakes and little/no revision is needed after the first draft of an essay/etc. What part of the brain is associated with that?

ANSWER
This region of the brain is located in the parietal lobe. On an American Standard Brain Chart, the specific region is located in sector W3RD5. Although research is ongoing, it is believed that development of this area depends upon a combination of genetics and environmental factors. Sex also plays a role. For example, a male child is likely to take after his mother and a female child is likely to take after her father in the development of this brain area and skill. The newest research in this area has revealed that the mother’s diet may play a significant role in developing this region of the brain. A recent study, which is currently under peer review, found that pregnant mothers who consumed at least 2 meals a day consisting of Post Alpha-Bits cereal or Campbell’s Alphabet soup gave birth to children with higher base levels of activity in the W3RD5 sector of the brain. The children in the study are now nearing 10 years of age, and an impressive 87% of them show above average language skills.