Saturday, October 29, 2016

Foreign Accent Syndrome

Foreign Accent Syndrome

A rare condition in which brain injuries changes a person's speech patterns, giving them a different accent, so that a native speaker is perceived to speak with a foreign accents.

Some cases tend to reverse with time but other cases stay permanent. It in fact  leads to alienation from their surroundings, due to a language barrier, a recluse precisely speaking.

How does this happen? It sound miraculous just that scientists have no simple interpretation for the word 'miracle'. It is just non-existence in their chest of vocabularies.

So they go ahead with their research and assemble a medical condition for this again rare situation.

An impairment of motor control, which usually results from stroke, head trauma, migraines or developmental problems. Other causes include multiple sclerosis and conversion disorder while in some cases no clear cause has been identified.

A most recent case is of a teen, an high school sophomore who had an head collision while keeping the goal post for his team, in the course of the collision, he went into a coma and when he woke up he spoke fluent Spanish more like a native.

Quite fascinating, you would agree but in the African world that would be termed wonders, miraculous wonders from the Almighty God. How very much we differ?

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