US woman goes to sleep with a headache, wakes up with a British accent: report

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Published: February 14, 2018 2:16 pm

A 45-year-old woman in Arizona, United States, goes to sleep with extreme headaches only to wake up with a foreign accent, the Washington Post reported. While her Irish and Australian accents disappeared after two weeks, the British intonation reportedly lingered for two years.

Michelle Myers said she has been diagnosed with the foreign accent syndrome (FAS) — a lesser known speech disorder in which the patient loses his ability to talk in the native accent following a brain injury. The speech rhythms and pronunciations sound like other accents. For instance affected people might cut out articles such as “the” and drop letters, turning an American “yeah” into a Scandinavian “yah,” for instance.

In Myers’s case, doctors noted her case was…

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