Why Does Tourette’s Make People Curse Uncontrollably?
Despite theِ common misconception thatِ Tourette’s syndrome isِ defined byِ uncontrollable andِ socially inappropriate cursing, onlyِ 10 percent ofِ Tourette’s patients actuallyِ exhibit thatِ symptom.
Aside fromِ Tourette’s, brain injuries, strokes, dementia , seizures andِ many otherِ forms neurological damage canِ usher theِ onset ofِ coprolalia asِ well.
2000), suggests thatِ it’sِ caused byِ damage toِ theِ amygdala, a region ofِ the brain thatِ normallyِ mitigates anger andِ aggression.
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Natalie Wolchover wasِ a staff writer forِ Live Science fromِ 2010 toِ 2012.
She hold a bachelor’s degree inِ physics fromِ Tufts University andِ has studied physics atِ the University ofِ California, Berkeley.
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