Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained brain scientist who had a massive stroke when a blood vessel exploded in her brain. The 37 year-old neuroanatomist was uniquely qualified to observe her own mind completely deteriorate. Within four hours, she was left unable to walk, talk, read, write, or remember her life.
The inspiring doctor has written a book about her ordeal. My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey, is a riveting account of her stoke experience and of her recovery. Both her book and her lectures are inspiring insights into how our brains function. Jill Taylor’s 18 minute TED lecture can be seen in the YouTube video above or the YouTube short version.
If you have people in your life with ANY kind of mental illness or defect, Jill Bolte Taylor will inform and inspire you. She is on the cutting edge of brain science and research, exploring one of medicine’s least understood fields of study.