In early 2008, I managed to fail as a control in a functional MRI study performed in the Brain Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia. The colorful blobs indicate activation of brain regions during speech. It took me a minute to realize that my speech was actually on the wrong side, likely as a consequence of some alterations in my left hemisphere, as is regularly observed in people who stutter. I was supposed to be a control for an epilepsy study, but they probably took me out.

Ingo Helbig

Child Neurology Fellow and epilepsy genetics researcher at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), USA and Department of Neuropediatrics, Kiel, Germany

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