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A brain scientist watches her brain shut down

A friend sent me this very inspiring video, definitely worth
watching !!

“Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor
<http://www.ted.com/speakers/view/id/203> 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. ”

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

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4 Comments»

  Maggot wrote @

The New York Times Sunday Newspaper on May 25 had a great two page article on Jill Bolte Taylor and her book, “MY STROKE OF INSIGHT”. Her book is a must read and this NY Times article – called “A Superhighway to bliss” is worth checking out too.

  findyourneverland wrote @

Thanks for the update. I have read her book and I would aggree. It is one of the best books I have read lately.

  Joella wrote @

I read “My Stroke of Insight” in one sitting – I couldn’t put it down. I laughed. I cried. It was a fantastic book (I heard it’s a NYTimes Bestseller and I can see why!), but I also think it will be the start of a new, transformative Movement! No one wants to have a stroke as Jill Bolte Taylor did, but her experience can teach us all how to live better lives. Her TED.com speech was one of the most incredibly moving, stimulating, wonderful videos I’ve ever seen. Her Oprah Soul Series interviews were fascinating. They should make a movie of her life so everyone sees it. This is the Real Deal and gives me hope for humanity.

  Irene wrote @

Thank you for that. Jill Bolte Taylor’s My Stroke of Insight is one of the most incredible stories I’ve heard in a long time. Her TEDTalk video blew my mind wide open to new possibilities. On the one hand, there’s what she went through and how she emerged from it. On the other hand, there’s what she can teach all of us.
I saw the 4 part Oprah interview on Oprah dot com Soul Series and I did learn a lot from that, but I’d like to find our more of how to do what Dr. Taylor did, without having a stroke of course!
Thin how many of us are living too much in the head, and not the heart. And of course, you can’t get more left brain than a Harvard Brain Scientist. Isn’t it ironic that she should be the one to have the stroke and transform from the quintessential left brainer into this “”seen the light”” disciple of finding inner peace?
I hope this movement keeps going. Maybe there will be My Stroke of Insight classes where we can practice what Jill Bolte Taylor is preaching.


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