Thursday, June 14, 2012

When a Brain Scientist has a Stroke

Jill Bolte is a brain scientist who had the unusual experience of studying her own stroke as it happened. She watched as the individual functions of her brain shut down one by one.  Eventually she got to the point where she couldn't tell where she stopped and the rest of the world began.  The result transformed her for the rest of her life.  The experience clearly touched her deeply both scientifically and emotionally.

Some of the more scientific among you may be a little put off by her descriptions of "energies" etc, but if it bothers you, just think it as her way of describing her sensory input.  After all, our senses do sense energy.  Regardless, I think your left brain will find her insights intriguing and your right brain will find her talk moving.

Jill Bolte Taylor's stroke of insight

Thanks David