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September 12, 2010

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Dave*

Brain injuries and their effects on the "inner essence", (if any) are a fascinating phenomena. But even by the standards of Phineas Gage and the man who mistook his wife for a hat, this stands out:
A woman from a village in southwestern England says that a severe migraine attack left her speaking with what sounds like a French accent:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100915/ap_on_he_me/eu_britain_sudden_accent;_ylt=Al0EoAnPCiLR1DGooiraypSs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNzdjdodDVpBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwOTE1L2V1X2JyaXRhaW5fc3VkZGVuX2FjY2VudARjY29kZQNtb3N0cG9wdWxhcgRjcG9zAzgEcG9zAzUEcHQDaG9tZV9jb2tlBHNlYwN5bl9oZWFkbGluZV9saXN0BHNsawNtaWdyYWluZWF0dGE-

-D*

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