Brodmann area 47, or BA47, is part of the frontalcortex in the human brain. Curving from the lateral surface of the frontal lobe into the ventral (orbital) frontal cortex. It is below areas BA10 and BA45, and beside BA11.
It incorporates the region that Brodmann identified as "Area 12" in the monkey, and therefore, following the suggestion of Michael Petrides, some contemporary neuroscientists refer to the region as "BA47/12."
BA47 has been implicated in the processing of syntax in oral and sign languages, and more recently in musical syntax.