posted on Jul, 6 2006 @ 07:15 PM
Okay, a few theories..
I know that the brain records practically everything that it ever comes into contact with.. sights, sounds, smells.. Depending on how her brain was
effected, it may have shifted from one accent to another. How, or why, not sure.. So far as I understand, the accent is not something created by the
vocal chords, but the brain. Live in another part of the world, and you pick up the accent. So, in theory, she could have heard it someplace, the
brain recorded it, and during/after her stroke, it switched over..
Another theory, which is truly far out there (but interesting nevertheless), is that we have an ancestral memory, much like elephants. An elephant
will walk in a certain direction to find a water hole, even tho that particular elephant has never been there before. It just knows that there's one
there. Could be the same thing with the brain.. it was familiar with this particular accent, and the stroke only triggered it. Not sure if this is
related to past lives, or if it's memories passed along thru dna.. frankly, I just don't know. But it's interesting..
This topic calls to mind an episode of South Park.. 'Cow Days' where Cartman was flung from a bucking bull and woke up as a Vietnamese prostitute. I
know, it's tv and Matt and Trey are some seriously out there guys, but I'm just sayin'..
[edit on 6-7-2006 by Diseria]