Carl WERNICKE 15 May 1848 – 15 June 1905


German Doctor, Neurologist and Psychiatrist.
Wernicke conducted research on language and speech-related brain diseases. He realized that not all language-related issues are relevant to the “Broca region”. Wernicke's invention both supported the separation of the left hemisphere of the brain to speech capabilities and described in which part of the brain the speech comprehension function takes place. In 1881, Carl described the so-called Wernicke - Korsakoff Syndrome based on clinical pathological observations on 3 patients.