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5th Sep '17 2:11:09 PM thatother1dude
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* As an infant, Sussie from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' could speak and dreamed of being a lawyer. Then she was dropped on her head, and started speaking in the same gibberish she would spout as a junior high student.

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As an infant, Sussie from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' [[BrainyBaby could speak speak]] and dreamed of being a lawyer. Then she was dropped on her head, and started speaking in the same gibberish she would spout as a junior high student.student.
** In "The Vase", the Watterson kids attempt to break the titular vase by giving it to [[BumblingDad Richard]], whose hands are covered in butter, while telling him not to drop it. [[SpringtimeForHitler He doesn't]], causing Gumball to angrily ask why "Why couldn't you have managed that when I was a baby?" It's not exactly clear if he's being sarcastic.
4th Aug '17 1:51:17 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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** Since the prefrontal cortex is so critical to our higher, medium, and even basic level mental processes, damage to the prefrontal cortex causes dysfunction in social, emotional, and decision making behavior. In children, the mental repercussion can be a lot more severe, and a condition known as "[[TheSociopath acquired sociopathy]]" can arise from it, with the hallmarks of [[LackOfEmpathy callousness]], impulsivity, and [[ItsAllAboutMe extreme self-centered behaviour]] found in the usual [[TheSociopath sociopath]]. The severity of this condition increases in children who get the brain damage at a younger age.

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** Since the prefrontal cortex is so critical to our higher, medium, and even basic level mental processes, damage to the prefrontal cortex causes dysfunction in social, emotional, and decision making behavior. In children, the mental repercussion can be a lot more severe, and a condition known as "[[TheSociopath acquired sociopathy]]" "acquired sociopathy" can arise from it, with the hallmarks of [[LackOfEmpathy callousness]], callousness, impulsivity, and [[ItsAllAboutMe extreme self-centered behaviour]] behaviour found in the usual [[TheSociopath sociopath]].sociopath. The severity of this condition increases in children who get the brain damage at a younger age.
10th Jul '17 3:15:00 AM StarTropes
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* One episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' has a murder suspect who licked lead-based paint off his toy cars as a child; the ensuing brain damage caused him to grow into a PsychopathicManChild with a HairTriggerTemper. The toy company was sued and forced to pay his medical bills.
12th Jun '17 8:10:17 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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* Brain damage in childhood (generally caused by traumatic brain injury or stroke) can have widely varying effects. Children are significantly more able to recover from brain damage and return to a close-to-normal level of ability than adults are since their brains are more "plastic", developing alternate pathways and repurposing other areas of the brain much more easily to fix the damaged capacity. However, since a child's brain is under heavy development, brain damage during this period can disrupt their development and result in serious developmental problems for the child. Brain damage is no laughing matter in any case (even when it [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul Paints Smilies On Your Soul]].
** Since the prefrontal cortex is so critical to our higher, medium, and even basic level mental processes, damage to the prefrontal cortex causes dysfunction in social, emotional, and decision making behavior. In children, the mental repercussion can be a lot more severe, and a condition known as "[[TheSociopath acquired sociopathy]]" can arise from it, with the hallmarks of [[LackOfEmpathy callousness]], impulsivity, and [[ItsAllAboutMe extreme self-centered behaviour]] found in the usual [[TheSociopath sociopath]]. The severity of this condition also increases in children who get the brain damage at a younger age.

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* Brain damage in childhood (generally caused by traumatic brain injury or stroke) can have widely varying effects. Children are significantly more able to recover from brain damage and return to a close-to-normal level of ability than adults are since their brains are more "plastic", developing alternate pathways and repurposing other areas of the brain much more easily to fix the damaged capacity. However, since a child's brain is under heavy development, brain damage during this period can disrupt their development and result in serious developmental problems for the child. Brain damage is no laughing matter in any case (even when it [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul Paints Smilies On Your Soul]].
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** Since the prefrontal cortex is so critical to our higher, medium, and even basic level mental processes, damage to the prefrontal cortex causes dysfunction in social, emotional, and decision making behavior. In children, the mental repercussion can be a lot more severe, and a condition known as "[[TheSociopath acquired sociopathy]]" can arise from it, with the hallmarks of [[LackOfEmpathy callousness]], impulsivity, and [[ItsAllAboutMe extreme self-centered behaviour]] found in the usual [[TheSociopath sociopath]]. The severity of this condition also increases in children who get the brain damage at a younger age.
12th Jun '17 8:07:43 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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* Brain damage in childhood (generally caused by traumatic brain injury or stroke) can have widely varying effects. Children are significantly more able to recover from brain damage and return to a close-to-normal level of ability than adults are since their brains are more "plastic", developing alternate pathways and repurposing other areas of the brain much more easily to fix the damaged capacity. However, since a child's brain is under heavy development, brain damage during this period can disrupt their development and result in serious developmental problems for the child. Brain damage is no laughing matter in any case (even when it [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOntoYourSoul Paints Smilies Onto Your Soul]].

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* Brain damage in childhood (generally caused by traumatic brain injury or stroke) can have widely varying effects. Children are significantly more able to recover from brain damage and return to a close-to-normal level of ability than adults are since their brains are more "plastic", developing alternate pathways and repurposing other areas of the brain much more easily to fix the damaged capacity. However, since a child's brain is under heavy development, brain damage during this period can disrupt their development and result in serious developmental problems for the child. Brain damage is no laughing matter in any case (even when it [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOntoYourSoul [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul Paints Smilies Onto On Your Soul]].


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12th Jun '17 8:06:57 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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* Brain damage in childhood (generally caused by traumatic brain injury or stroke) can have widely varying effects. Children are significantly more able to recover from brain damage and return to a close-to-normal level of ability than adults are since their brains are more "plastic", developing alternate pathways and repurposing other areas of the brain much more easily to fix the damaged capacity. However, since a child's brain is under heavy development, brain damage during this period can disrupt their development and result in serious developmental problems for the child. Brain damage is no laughing matter in any case (even when it [[PaintingSmiliesOntoYourSour Paints Smilies Onto Your Soul]].
** Since the prefrontal cortex is so critical to our higher, medium, and even basic level mental processes, damage to the prefrontal cortex causes dysfunction in social, emotional, and decision making behavior. In children, the mental damage can be a lot more severe, and a condition known as "[[TheSociopath acquired sociopathy]] can arise from it, with the hallmarks of [[LackOfEmpathy callousness]], impulsivity, and [[ItsAllAboutMe extreme self-centered behaviour]] found in the usual [[TheSociopath sociopath]]. The severity of this condition also increases in children who get the brain damage at a younger age.

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* Brain damage in childhood (generally caused by traumatic brain injury or stroke) can have widely varying effects. Children are significantly more able to recover from brain damage and return to a close-to-normal level of ability than adults are since their brains are more "plastic", developing alternate pathways and repurposing other areas of the brain much more easily to fix the damaged capacity. However, since a child's brain is under heavy development, brain damage during this period can disrupt their development and result in serious developmental problems for the child. Brain damage is no laughing matter in any case (even when it [[PaintingSmiliesOntoYourSour [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOntoYourSoul Paints Smilies Onto Your Soul]].
** Since the prefrontal cortex is so critical to our higher, medium, and even basic level mental processes, damage to the prefrontal cortex causes dysfunction in social, emotional, and decision making behavior. In children, the mental damage repercussion can be a lot more severe, and a condition known as "[[TheSociopath acquired sociopathy]] sociopathy]]" can arise from it, with the hallmarks of [[LackOfEmpathy callousness]], impulsivity, and [[ItsAllAboutMe extreme self-centered behaviour]] found in the usual [[TheSociopath sociopath]]. The severity of this condition also increases in children who get the brain damage at a younger age.
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* Brain damage in childhood (generally caused by traumatic brain injury or stroke) can have widely varying effects. Children are significantly more able to recover from brain damage and return to a close-to-normal level of ability than adults are since their brains are more "plastic", developing alternate pathways and repurposing other areas of the brain much more easily to fix the damaged capacity. However, since a child's brain is under heavy development, brain damage during this period can disrupt their development and result in serious developmental problems for the child. Brain damage is no laughing matter in any case (even when it [[PaintingSmiliesOntoYourSour Paints Smilies Onto Your Soul]].
** Since the prefrontal cortex is so critical to our higher, medium, and even basic level mental processes, damage to the prefrontal cortex causes dysfunction in social, emotional, and decision making behavior. In children, the mental damage can be a lot more severe, and a condition known as "[[TheSociopath acquired sociopathy]] can arise from it, with the hallmarks of [[LackOfEmpathy callousness]], impulsivity, and [[ItsAllAboutMe extreme self-centered behaviour]] found in the usual [[TheSociopath sociopath]]. The severity of this condition also increases in children who get the brain damage at a younger age.
5th Jun '17 3:34:19 AM WillBGood
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* In ''WesternAnimation/FIsForFamily'', [{DumbassTeenageSon Kevin]] is noted to have drowned at the bottom of a motel pool for two minutes as a child.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/FIsForFamily'', [{DumbassTeenageSon [[DumbassTeenageSon Kevin]] is noted to have drowned at the bottom of a motel pool for two minutes as a child.
31st May '17 7:20:20 PM FF32
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* In ''WesternAnimation/FIsForFamily'', [{DumbassTeenageSon Kevin]] is noted to have drowned at the bottom of a motel pool for two minutes as a child.
14th Apr '17 7:17:25 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', when Goku was a baby he was just as violent as all Saiyans are, until he accidentally hit his head and became the kind-hearted hero everyone knows and loves. It was even lampshaded by his evil older brother Raditz, who point-blank asks Goku if he ''did'' hit himself in the head as a child and Goku not only confirms it, but even adds "I still have the scars, you know". The BigBad of ''Anime/DragonBallZTheTreeOfMight'', Turles, represents what Goku would have been like without his childhood brain injury. The result is an IdenticalStranger who has Goku's love of food and fighting but none of his empathy.

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Goku was a baby he was just as violent as all Saiyans are, until he accidentally hit his head and became the kind-hearted hero everyone knows and loves. It was It's even lampshaded by his evil older brother Raditz, who point-blank asks Goku if he ''did'' hit himself in the head as a child and Goku not only confirms it, but even adds "I still have the scars, you know". know".
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The BigBad of ''Anime/DragonBallZTheTreeOfMight'', Turles, represents what Goku would have been like without his childhood brain injury. The result is an IdenticalStranger who has Goku's love of food and fighting but none of his empathy.
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