This is an absolutely amazing post from Scott Adams, the author of the famous Dilbert cartoons. In summary he lost his ability to speak under normal circumstances because of a rare neural disorder. Basically his brain forgot how to communicate to his vocal cords.
Well, the other night his brain made the connection again. I can only imagine his excitement at the time.
When I say my brain remapped, that’s the best description I have. During the worst of my voice problems, I would know in advance that I couldn’t get a word out. It was if I could feel the lack of connection between my brain and my vocal cords. But suddenly, yesterday, I felt the connection again. It wasn’t just being able to speak, it was KNOWING how. The knowing returned.
I still don’t know if this is permanent. But I do know that for one day I got to speak normally. And this is one of the happiest days of my life.
Source: Good News Day
Originally published on Tue, 24 Oct 2006 14:32:07 GMT by Scott_Adams