Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Better dead than half-alive!

Some argue that recovered kids actually have a bigger deficit than persistent kids, because a bigger deficit means that the right side analogue needs to completely take over! And there is also some brain imaging results that point in this direction.
I have an analogy. Think about a kingdom where the king has been wounded in battle but he hasn't died. So he is still alive but unable to perform to his best. It would have been much better if he had died and his sucessor taken over. The same often happens in politics when two key figures wrestle for power. If neither of the two is fatally wounded politically speaking, one will hold the top post but the other will keep on interfering. Such a constellation creates a constant battle for power behind the scenes and is very counter-productive. Maybe that's what is happening in us stutterers, our left side deficit is not bad enough, and interfers with attempts of the right to compensate. So maybe we need to DESTROY the left side region to become fluent. This would fit into some evidence of a few cases that became fluent after a stroke!
This stuttering brain is getting more and more complicated. I should have sticked to quantum physics, the big bang, 10 dimensional space time, and general relativity! ;-)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree with you,and I have seen a article that said after having operations in brains,some people's stuttering is gone!