Metaphysics & Psychology
Man awoke from coma with foreign accent
March 17, 2010 | 14 comments
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A man who was left in a coma for 6 weeks following a car accident woke up to find he had a foreign accent.
Known as Foreign Accent Syndrome the rare condition can cause someone's accent to change completely as the result of brain injury or stroke. In this case Tom Paterson's accent changed from Scottish to something similar to Polish.
After spending his whole life in Largs, Tom Paterson once had an Ayrshire accent. But when a car crash left him in a coma for six weeks he woke up with a different voice. Tom, 39, now speaks with an accent which sounds strangely European. He believes he has the rare condition Foreign Accent Syndrome which can affect sufferers of brain injuries or strokes. He said: “I say that’s what I have, it gives me an explanation.
Source: Evening Times
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