Originally Posted by spaniel
But have you ever seen Stephen Hawking? The human brain is a mysterious thing. Injuries affect it different. You can't compare your grandmother to Giffords, way too simplistic. You don't even know that their brain injuries occurred in the same area. I have seen people completely lose the ability to speak from a stroke, but totally retain their cognitive abilities.
You realize that Hawking has ALS, which is a motor
A bullet traversing one hemisphere of the brain, from front to back, is going to pass through, and damage, a bunch of different areas.