Jill Bolte Taylor - A Stroke of Insight

podcast-jill-bolte-taylor.jpg"How many brain scientists have been able to study the brain from the inside out? I've gotten as much out of this experience of losing my left mind as I have in my entire academic career."       Jill Bolte Taylor

Neuro-anatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would want to experience: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened, she felt her brain functions slip away one by one--speech, movement and understanding. She studied and eventually remembered every moment.

Her story is one of a powerful recovery and awareness of how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another. Stroke of Insight: Jill Bolte Taylor on TED.com (Recorded February 2008 Monterey, California. Duration: 18:44)