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A stroke of insight

This is one of the most moving pieces of video I’ve seen in a long time:

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. [source TED and The Positivity Blog]

Dr. Bolte Taylor’s ability to find spiritual significance during a near fatal cerebral hemorrhage is astonishing, terrifying and uplifting all at once. Probably the most important twenty minutes I’ve spent in a while. I must attend TED one of these years.

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  • ablom December 4, 2008, 8:50 am

    What a great insight. Just hope I don’t have to have a stroke to get that one.

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