English-speaking teen spontaneously speaks Spanish

Rueben Nsemoh, an English-speaking high school soccer player, suffered a head injury, and when he awoke, could speak only Spanish. Previous to the injury, he had no knowledge of Spanish.


Source: “Teen woke up from coma speaking different language,” WSBTV, Gwinnett Bureau, October 19, 2016.

Aussie Wakes Up from Coma Speaking Mandain

Ben McMahon, survived a car accident but was in a coma. When he awoke, he was speaking fluent Mandarin.


Source: SBS Australian Public Broadcast Service, “Aussie Wakes Up From Coma Speaking Mandarin,” July 31, 2013.

English-Speaking Man Awakes Speaking Fluent Swedish

Michael Boatwright woke up in a California emergency room only speaking Swedish.


Source: SBS Australian Public Broadcast Service, “Aussie Wakes Up From Coma Speaking Mandarin,” July 31, 2013.