Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened — as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding — she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.
Having similar, yet different experiences, I found this enlightening talk to be very informative and affirming toward the concepts, ideas, and inspiration behind much of what I write. I encourage you to visit TED and watch her video. Regrettably, the video has problems being posted in my blog.
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