As profiled in the May/June 2010 issue of the Post, neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As she felt her brain functions slip away one by one (speech, movement, understanding), Taylor—a trained and brilliant researcher—studied and remembered every moment. She eventually recounted the lessons and insights gained from her experience in her bestselling book Stroke of Insight—a powerful story of recovery and awareness, and how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.
Dr. Taylor recounted her moving story in a lecture that we now share with you.
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