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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A Gift From Amy

Ganking this from someone off my Facebook: a video of neuroanatomist [one who knows a lot about brains] Jill Bolte Taylor discussing what her stroke was like.

The speech is from last month's Technology, Entertainment and Design Conference. Being in the field she's in, Dr. Taylor was able to discern what was happening to her and observe it with a scientists perspective inside her own brain.

Eight years later Dr. Taylor recovered and delivered this speech on how the hemispheres in our brains communicate, and what happens when one of them shuts down.

It's a hell of a speech, and even though the touchy-feely 'at one with the universe' stuff seems a little hokey, one lets it slide when one realizes this actually happened to her. Go watch it. Feel better about what your mind can do.

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