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Stroke of Insight

A TED talk

Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realised 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.


2 responses to “Stroke of Insight

  1. slklesko April 29, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    I loved this TED talk. What a great reminder that we are so much more than our physical bodies.

    • Shyammael April 30, 2012 at 9:19 am

      Hi S, thanks for taking the time to comment. I find the TED talks really inspiring. What I particularly like about them, this one included, is the fact that more often than not the speaker is professionally and/or academically trained. Jill being a scientist makes her account perfect for introducing skeptics to the concept of consciousness existing independently of the body. There are one or two more that I found which I might post soon.

      Glad to see you’re interested enough to follow. You’ll find me tailing Truthlets & Thoughtbits.


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