Fifty-year-old Jonathan Brown of Furzton has spent the last 12 years learning the laguage of Star Trek‘s Klingon race. It hasn’t been easy though, as Jonathan has dyslexia, a reading disability that occurs when the brain cannot properly recognize and process certain symbols. You’d think this would hinder Jonathan’s ability to learn such a unique language (of spit, grunts and shouts), but no, he went all Doctor McCoy on himself and treated his own condition thanks to Klingon. Here’s what Brown had to say:
“Working on the translation has helped me understand where I’ve been having problems all my life with languages, I realized I’d been trying to remember the words in the name part of my brain and because I can’t remember names, I can’t remember the words.”
“With the Klingon language games used on the CD, I tended to put words into a different place and it went into my long term memory.”
In the same way we would remember cheat codes, or how to find hidden collectables in a game, Johnathan is using his brain to remember one of the manliest languages in science fiction.
So there you go, this is yet another way that Star Trek has had a positive effect on Reality. Via: Blastr