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Old April 23, 2013, 03:11 PM   #42
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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 neuron disease?

A bullet traversing one hemisphere of the brain, from front to back, is going to pass through, and damage, a bunch of different areas.
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