Great Job, Internet!: Read This: The neurological explanation for Hodor’s “Hodor”

Hodor may be taking a hiatus from this season of Game Of Thrones, but his presence still looms over the show’s fandom mostly because it’s easy to make jokes about the fact that he only says one word. For instance this is what happens when you Google “Hodor.”

But now New York Magazine has posited a neurological explanation for why Hodor keeps “Hodoring.”

The article notes that whether he meant to or not, George R.R. Martin “created a character with a textbook example of a neurological condition called expressive aphasia.” The condition was discovered by a French physician named Paul Broca back in 1861 after he met Louis-Victor Leborgne, a man with relatively normal comprehension and mental functioning who slowly lost the ability to produce meaningful speech over 20 years. Leborgne could only say the word “tan,” which soon became his nickname. Similarly, The Game Of Thrones …

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