Jieyu Liu, 94, a resident of Hunan Province, previously taught English, but he had not uttered a word of the language for more than 30 years.
Ms. Jieyu was admitted to the hospital after experiencing what doctors described as a stroke, which is a type of stroke in which blood supply is restricted instantly instead of cutting by a obstruction.
When he awoke two weeks later, the retired teacher asked, “Where am I What’s going on?” An English speaking doctor confirmed he was speaking the language, albeit slowly.
Medic Tao Hou said. “I can not remember ever had a case like this before, but we anticipate adequate rehabilitation and rest must regain the ability to speak Chinese
” We assume that the area in front of their ability to speak Chinese has been damaged, but the brain cells have an ability to repair themselves to some extent, so expect to see at least some improvement. “
there has been a series of similar cases in which damage to the brain has had an impact on the language skills of a person, the Daily Mail.
After being involved in a car accident, Ben Australian McMahon woke a coma able to speak Mandarin, while the 13-year-old Croatian girl woke able to speak German rather than their native tongue.
a veteran of the navy United States found unconscious in a motel room with no memory of his identity woke speak Swedish fluently.
Pankaj Shah scientific brain Queensland proposes a possible explanation of last year, suggesting that the brain consists of different circuits that include language, breathing, speaking and thinking.
In the case of Ben McMahon, he declared that parts of the brain that reminded English were damaged in the accident, but he retained Mandarin activated when he woke up.
Most commonly, people wake coma able to speak their mother tongue, but with a different accent.
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