“Foreign Accent Syndrome” Scary Huh?

I just recently found out about a specific condition of *Foreign Accent Syndrome*. This is very odd how someone can live their whole life in one place and all of a sudden have an accent of some total different place they never been.

Foreign Accent Syndrome: Foreign accent syndrome (FAS) is speech disorder that causes a sudden change to speech so that a native speaker is perceived to speak with a “foreign” accent.  FAS is most often caused by damage to the brain caused by a stroke or traumatic brain injury. Other causes have also been reported including multiple sclerosis and conversion disorder and in some cases no clear cause has been identified.

http://www.utdallas.edu/research/FAS/about/

So is that scary or what? Not very many develop that syndrome, however for the very few that do, it’s very odd.

http://globalnews.ca/news/1069235/chatham-woman-who-woke-with-scottish-accent/

Watch this video to see how this actually goes:

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Posted on November 8, 2014, in Documentaries, Interesting facts and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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