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Jill Bolte Taylor:
My stroke of insight

TED2008 · 18:19 · Filmed Feb 2008

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story.

Neuroanatomist
Brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor studied her own stroke as it happened — and has become a powerful voice for brain recovery. Full bio