The frightened citizens caught in the open frantically sought refuge from the falling bombs. One of the casualties of the air raid was a year-old woman named Astrid, who was hit by shrapnel as she ran toward a shelter. She was seriously wounded on the left side of her head. Hospital staff feared she would not survive.
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Foreign accent syndrome is a medical condition in which patients develop speech patterns that are perceived as a foreign accent  that is different from their native accent, without having acquired it in the perceived accent's place of origin. Foreign accent syndrome usually results from a stroke ,  but can also develop from head trauma,  migraines  or developmental problems. Its symptoms result from distorted articulatory planning and coordination processes and although popular news articles commonly attempt to identify the closest regional accent, speakers suffering from foreign accent syndrome acquire neither a specific foreign accent nor any additional fluency in a foreign language. Despite an unconfirmed news report in that a Croatian speaker had gained the ability to speak fluent German after emergence from a coma ,  there has been no verified case where a patient's foreign language skills have improved after a brain injury.
Objective: Foreign accent syndrome FAS is widely understood as an unusual consequence of structural neurological damage, but may sometimes represent a functional neurological disorder. This observational study aimed to assess the prevalence and utility of positive features of functional FAS in a large group of individuals reporting FAS. Methods: Participants self-reporting FAS recruited from informal unmoderated online support forums and via professional networks completed an online survey. Speech samples were analysed in a subgroup.
Dysprosody , which may manifest as pseudo-foreign accent syndrome , refers to a disorder in which one or more of the prosodic functions are either compromised or eliminated completely. Prosody refers to the variations in melody, intonation , pauses, stresses, intensity, vocal quality, and accents of speech. Since dysprosody is the rarest neurological speech disorder discovered [ citation needed ] , not much is conclusively known or understood about the disorder.