This Is What It’s Like to Have Fluent Aphasia After a Stroke (VIDEO)

In the clip above, stroke survivor Byron Peterson displays what it’s like to have fluent Wernicke’s aphasia after suffering from a stroke. Many people call the condition “word salad.”

Although his speech is fluent, the words seem to just come falling out of his mouth without having meaning. Although he has all the words to make up a sentence, it doesn’t make sense.

Wernicke’s aphasia occurs when damage is done in the posterior portion of the brain’s left hemisphere.

Despite having the condition, a person is often unaware that they even have the condition.

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