Wednesday, October 22, 2014

My stroke of insight (by Jill Bolte)

In this TED presentation, brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor tells her experience in 1996 of having a stroke in her left hemisphere, and how that gave her insight into brain functioning, particularly as it relates to the different functions of the two brain hemispheres.
The irony of a narrative of a neurologic disease being recounted by a neuroscientist adds a special flavor to the story, and Taylor's description of the onset and progression of the stroke while she was alone in her apartment shoking and moving at the same time.
A lot of food for thought. Amazing sharing with lessons of bravery and resilience.