VIDEO: Man Wakes Up From Coma, Speaks Fluent Mandarin
Ben McMahon went into a coma following a terrible car crash.
When he woke up, the Australian could speak fluent Mandarin — but not his native English.
While McMahon had taken some Mandarin classes in high school, he’d never spoken it as well as he did post-coma.
Doctors believe that the accident damaged the language portion of McMahon’s brain, restricting his engagement with English and forcing his comparatively sparse Mandarin knowledge to activate and deepen in compensation.
He eventually regained the ability to communicate in English, and is now bilingual and living in Shanghai.
It’s an incredible story.
Check out the video below!