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Observing a Stroke from Within

The 18 minute video of an incredible TED talk just went online:

"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."

 

At one point during that perceptual blur, only her arm came into sharp focus, and then drifted into hallucination.

 

Here she is holding a real human brain and about to launch into a humorous, yet poignant exploration of the left brain / right brain dichotomy within us all…

 

This talk epitomizes a “TED Moment”

 

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Taken on February 27, 2008