TED Review: My Stroke of Insight (Day 59)

You might as well skip my entire review and go right to the video link.

I’d be shocked if anybody who watches Jill Bolte Taylor’s TED talk, My Stroke of Insight, does not feel moved by the experience.

Here is a brain scientist, a neuro-anatomist who, in 1996, by day was working in a Harvard Psychiatry Lab, mapping the microcircuitry of the brain in an attempt to figure out the differences between the brains of “normal” individuals and “mentally ill” individuals and in the evenings and on the weekends was traveling as an advocate for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Her choice of career grew out of a personal need to understand and help people like her brother, who is a schizophrenic.

Here is a brain scientist who at age 37 has a blood vessel explode in the left half of her brain and loses her ability to process all information.

Here is a 37-year old brain scientist in the midst of a stroke who has an extremely powerful insight about living in our world, which she feels compelled to share.

And she does it masterfully.

Please watch and let me know your responses.

Link here to Jill Bolte Taylor’s TED talk.


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