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Have you ever woken up from a coma speaking a different language? Yeah, neither have I.

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On April 12th, a girl from Croatia woke up from a 24-hour coma speaking fluent German. Unable to speak in her own native tongue, the Croatian girl who had only begun to start studying German, could only communicate perfectly through the studied language. According to her parents, it was a language she had been studying in school and she had just started watching German television shows and reading German books to improve her skills. However, she was no where near fluent. Doctors say that this is a rare case and have only a few theories on how it was triggered. Though they are unable to immediately solve this mystery, doctors will continue to run tests to try and figure it out. Can you imagine if you woke up one day completely unable to communicate the way you normally do? To me, this is a phenomenon that is utterly incredible and unusual, and I am eager to find out more.


Written by courtneyseto

April 22, 2010 at 4:16 pm

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