The Australian who woke up speaking Mandarin
26:29 | May 30th
jennx recommended:Jun 29th
Fascinating take on just what the human brain can do in regards to our language learning abilities. A speech scientist breaks down what happened when an Aussie guy wakes up from a coma with an enhanced ability to speak Mandarin. It’s funny that I’m familiar with the Chinese dating show the guy talke...Show More
danny recommended:Jun 2nd
What if he's a spy and it's all an elaborate rouse... But joking aside, a bit of a clickbait title, but amazing what and how our brains store information.
@danny yeah, I agree about the title. It made it seem like someone who had never spoken Mandarin before woke up with the ability to do that. And it also misses the point that doctors have described his case more as “temporary losing a first language” rather than “suddenly acquiring perfect fluency ...Show More
mm recommended:Jun 1st
Australian guy gets in a car accident and woke up speaking Mandarin. Next thing you know he’s on a Mandarin TV dating show. Fascinating story about how your brain works with your native vs second languages.