'Foreign accent syndrome' is real

The World

Around the world, more than 100 people suddenly started speaking in accents that aren't their own, and it's beyond their control. The phenomenon is known as "foreign accent syndrome." Host Carol Hills speaks with Amanda Broderick from Duke University's School of Medicine. Broderick is the lead author on a research paper about a man from South Carolina who knows about foreign accent syndrome from personal experience.

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