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.”
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