Tuesday, April 01, 2008

A Stroke of Insight: an amazing story about the brain & consciousness

When you have time, well worth the 18 or so minutes. You should have a high-speed connection, however. Of course, what I got out of it is that everyone should become a writer, artist or musician!

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. www.ted.com/talks/view/id/229

1 comment:

rkibbe said...

This was well worth the watch- very moving. Thanks for the heads up!