How Foreign Accent Syndrome Works


Robin Jenks Vanderlip, pictured here, developed foreign accent syndrome after a fall. arah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images
Robin Jenks Vanderlip, pictured here, developed foreign accent syndrome after a fall. arah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Foreign accent syndrome isn't when your mom talks funny when she goes abroad. It's an actual condition where people wake up one day with an entirely different accent, usually from some kind of head trauma. Learn all about this decidedly rare affliction today.