The Best of TED: A Stroke of Insight?

Last week, we wad­ed into the best of TED debate. What’s the best TED Talk out there? It’s hard to say. Pure­ly sub­jec­tive. But we can say one thing. Jill Bolte Taylor’s “Stroke of Insight” talk reach­es the top of many lists. What hap­pens when a neu­roanatomist expe­ri­ences a mas­sive stroke and feels all the brain func­tions she has stud­ied (speech, move­ment, under­stand­ing, etc) sud­den­ly start to slip away? And how do these loss­es fun­da­men­tal­ly change who we are? You’ll find out in a crisp (and at times emo­tion­al) 18 min­utes and 40 sec­onds. You can also read her book that elab­o­rates on her life-alter­ing expe­ri­ence. See My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Sci­en­tist’s Per­son­al Jour­ney.

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