About Me

Hi, I'm Daniel.

Since I was young, I've loved learning languages. I started off learning Spanish on my own in 8th grade, followed by French, Italian, and German.

When I got to college, I wanted to try something new, so I decided to take Russian. I ended up double majoring in Neuroscience and Russian, and have been interested in the neuroscience of language learning ever since.

I built Broca to share my language learning process with others. I share my thoughts and learnings from the week with my subscribers every Saturday. I'd love if you signed up for my newsletter at the bottom of this page.

I currently run an online furniture store called Monarch Patio.

What is Broca?

Paul Broca was a French physician and anatomist who is well known for his research on a region of the brain heavily involved with language processing. Broca's area, a region in the front part of the brain that is believe to be heavily involved in the production of speech.

Broca studied several patients with damaged Broca's areas and found they had limited ability to produce language - in spoken and written forms, indicating that the area plays an important role in human language.

I first learned about Paul Broca and language processing in my neurosciene classes at Duke.

Note: The brain is a highly complex organ and it is a gross oversimplification to simply say that Broca's area alone is responsible for language production. Many areas of the brain contribute to language processing and production.