Friday, March 21, 2008

Dr. Taylor's Stroke of Insight

Kathie sent me this to post "with proper recognition". I'm not quite sure what kind of recognition she has in mind - perhaps that our mother (some of us think) recently had a minor stroke? Anyway, the video is almost nineteen minutes of neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor talking to an audience in Monterey about her own stroke back in 1996. Fascinating! You won't believe what she "got" from the experience.


Katharine said...

Just goes to show how addled some of my late night e-mails can be. "Proper recognition" goes to my friend, Pat, who forwarded this to me. I never find good stuff like this on my own. Thanks, Pat not the sister Pat)

OK, I'm going to try to have a right hemisphere weekend -- in the moment.

Anonymous said...

I read "My Stroke of Insight" in one sitting - I couldn't put it down. I laughed. I cried. It was a fantastic book (I heard it's a NYTimes Bestseller and I can see why!), but I also think it will be the start of a new, transformative Movement! No one wants to have a stroke as Jill Bolte Taylor did, but her experience can teach us all how to live better lives. Her speech was one of the most incredibly moving, stimulating, wonderful videos I've ever seen. Her Oprah Soul Series interviews were fascinating. They should make a movie of her life so everyone sees it. This is the Real Deal and gives me hope for humanity.