A stroke of insight

The morning that neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor suffered a stroke, she traced her progress through the event using her intimate knowledge of the workings of the brain: “My left hemisphere had been trained to perceive myself as solid, separate from others. Now, released from that restrictive circuitry, my right hemisphere relished in its attachment to the eternal flow. I was no longer isolated and alone. My soul was as big as the universe and frolicked with glee in a boundless sea.”

Watch this elite scientist share her inspired story on Ted.com.

http://www.ted.com/talks/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight.html

Or read her book.

http://drjilltaylor.com/book.html

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About Arlene Somerton Smith

Writer, laughing thinker, miner of inspirational insights, sports fan, and community volunteer

Posted on February 25, 2011, in Inspiration, science and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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