July 11, 2016
University of Phoenix
In order to understand what Brain lateralization is it must be defined before one can take a look at language disruption as a result of brain trauma. Brain lateralization when broken down can be easier understood by looking at the parts that we have to deal with when we talk about language. Lateralization is defined in simple terms as being the description of the brain hemispheres the functions start or originate. The brain is the center control mechanism that controls the functions of the human body. Brain lateralization is the ongoing process in which different parts of the brain control and maintain the functioning of behaviors and working skills.
Brain trauma affects the brain by making in hard for the brain to process the information that it retains to control the body functions and properly utilize the information. This situation makes it difficult for keeping simple things manageable. According to Mutha (2012), lateralization of mechanisms mediating functions such as language and perception is widely accepted as a fundamental feature of neural organization. Looking at the right hemisphere, this is what controls the reflexes and the ability to update but the left hemisphere of the brain shows that the control of the ability for coordination and planning of the motor actions are done effectively and has the language portion of the brain. Therefore, language disruption happens when damage to the brain is present from brain injury. What is understood is that majority of the times the brain trauma causes aphasia, which effects language comprehension and speech. According to "Cognitive Problems After Traumatic Brain Injury" (2016), “Communication problems can cause persons with TBI to have difficulty understanding and expressing information. Language impairments are most frequently seen after lesions to the left side of...