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Jill Bolte Taylor's stroke of insight
cognitivefun | 9 years ago Reply Link me
The TEDBlog link has the full transcript of the video
cognitivefun | 9 years ago Reply
cognitivefun | 9 years ago Reply
Jill Bolte Taylor's stroke of insight
Neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor describes her experience of having a stroke. This is a tremendously awesome "insider account" of a stroke by someone who understood and remembered the process.

Dr. Taylor's story is also a good illustration of the specialization and lateralization of the brain hemispheres. Due to the location of her cerebral hemorrhage, she experienced the loss of procedural/logical reasoning, language production and comprehension, and control of one arm. Which hemisphere would that be?
cognitivefun | 9 years ago Reply
I've seen this before. What I find interesting is I actually know how to "turn off" that lineal cognitive processing and rely on the less articulate experience that she communicates. Certain forms of meditation also rely on this capability. Very interesting.

There are excellent videos centring V. Ramachandran as the lead. His ideas I find are very exciting and seminal to the developments of neuroscience. I recommend them very strongly.
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Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish fortestking: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions -- motion, speech, self-awareness -- shut down one by one. An astonishing story.
lisamartin | 8 years ago Reply
Wow Dragan! This video is really amazing. The experience this woman had is quite something. I even went to her site: [url=http://www.braindumps-central.com]braindumps[/url] to learn more about what happened to her... and by the way,... I choose the right half of my brain! ;-)
lisamartin | 8 years ago Reply

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