La-La-Land vs Reality

I regularily check the videos feed of TED, a platform for interesting, yet sometimes remarkable talks. A good friend once told me about this site and I’m always astonished how many mind-boggling individuals share their ideas and thinkings there. When I wrote about Saul Griffith and his website WattzOn! a while ago, this was one of these remarkable talks which influenced my thinkings and view of several aspects of my life.

Now, I want to share another video with you, about a woman named Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroanatomist, who calls herself the “Singin’ Scientist”, and who talks about the experiences she had when she suffered a massive brain stroke. This stroke was caused by an exploding blood vessel in the left side of her brain, and it took her 8 years to recover from it.

“How many brain scientists have been able to study the brain from the inside out? I’ve gotten as much out of this experience of losing my left mind as I have in my entire academic career.” — Jill Bolte Taylor

Here is the video:

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