A curious new skill!

I have written here before about how a traumatic brain injury can shake up our brain to the extend that we may discovery a skill we either never had before or never recognized. For example, I wrote back in 2016 about Melody Gardot’s transformation following her serious brain injury. She’s an American woman who only discovered her unique ability to create and sing music after suffering a serious head and spinal injuries.

Well, just recently I have discovered I have an uncanny ability to recognize the voices of well-known people when they, for example, narrate a program on TV or provide voices for animated movies. I don’t remember ever being so sensitive to voice tones or accents, but I now immediately key into who is behind the voice. It reminds me a bit of that voice and noise recognition software you see on crime shows. Once I hear a voice I feel like I need to keep searching to find out if my hunch is correct. I also notice how similar some voice tones are, for example the voice of Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) is quite similar to Barack Obama.

Would you like to learn more about this strange phenomena? Check out an article on this topic:
https://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-02/when-brain-damage-unlocks-genius-within

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4 thoughts on “A curious new skill!

  1. I suffered a brain injury about a decade ago and it’s changed the way that I live my entire life. Even my taste buds are different. Things that I would never eat before I like and old favorites I can’t stand the taste of. It’s so weird.

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  2. My father suffered a traumatic brain injury about seven years before I was born. So I never knew him “before” and he passed away years ago (as have all his siblings) . It would be a fascinating thing to learn more about “unlocking hidden talents”,

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