Wernicke’s aphasia is named after the person who discovered the areas of the brain that are responsible for language comprehension. People with Wernicke’s aphasia can’t understand others, or even themselves, when they speak. Their speech, however, is incomprehensible, as they create sentences whose words are arranged in an apparently random and often amusing fashion. For instance, you might hear a Wernicke’s aphasic say: “My door sat through the lamp in the sky.” This type of language pattern is sometimes referred to as logorrhea. Nonetheless, when people with Wernicke's aphasia speak, they feel as though they are being understood. This is caused by their lack of awareness of their profound language impairment, (anosagnosia). Over time, Wernicke’s aphasics might learn that others can’t understand them when they speak, so they might become angry, paranoid, and depressed.