Two interesting news stories, different and yet similar.
A reminder of how little we understand of our wonderful human brains
How they work and how they can be altered.
No, I am not talking drugs here. The brain changes in both cases were brought about by brain traumas.
Croation girl wakes up from coma speaking fluent German
And another one- Great Drawl of China
Since waking up from her 24 hour coma however, she has been unable to speak Croatian, and is only able to communicate perfectly in German
Doctors at Split’s KB Hospital claim that the case is so unusual, various experts have examined the girl as they try to find out what triggered the change.Hospital director Dujomir Marasovic said: “You never know when recovering from such a trauma how the brain will react.
The girl is still being cared for at the hospital and is receiving regular visits from her family although they are allegedly frustrated that they can no longer communicate with each other.
Hospital staff had to use an interpreter to translate the girl’s words to her family and when they speak to her in Croatian, she apparently does not understand.
Just imagine, two brain traumas, two gals affected in 2 unique ways.
A migraine attack has turned Sarah Colwill's West Country drawl into a Chinese accent.
Sarah, 35, has lived in Devon since she was a toddler but now sounds as if she is from the Far East.
She said yesterday: "I have never been to China. It is very frustrating and I just want my own voice back but I don't know if I ever will.
How difficult this must be for both of them?
The one wants her voice back, how weird is that when you think about it?
The other cannot speak her native language and cannot communicate with her family?
Where in your brain, in the brain, is the capacity for languages and accents?
How did these traumas bring these changes about?
Talk about your 'food for thought' ?