Saturday, May 7, 2011

Woman Wakes Up With Transylvanian Accent

Oregon - An Oregon woman who underwent anesthesia for oral surgery woke up to find she looked the same, but sounded very different - she had developed foreign accent syndrome. Karen Butler, who lives in Butler, Ore., said sounded like she was from Transylvania, and it softened a little over time - but she still has not recovered her original Northwestern tone. Doctors diagnosed Butler with foreign accent syndrome, a neurological condition that has only been documented 60 times in the last 100 years.  More…

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