How does dysprosody affect the body?

As dysprosody is such a rare condition, researchers are still trying to pinpoint exactly how it affects the body. In most cases, the disorder is brought on by some sort of damage to the right hemisphere of a person's brain. This damage can be caused by strokes, tumors, traumatic injuries, and the like. Once a person has dysprosody, their speech changes. Some consonants, vowels, and even words are spoken with different inflections and stresses, creating a foreign-sounding accent. Hence the condition is also known as pseudo-foreign dialect or foreign accent syndrome.

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