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Jill Bolte Taylor:
My stroke of insight

TED2008 · 18:19 · Filmed Feb 2008
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Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight
18:19 · Filmed February 2008 at TED2008 · Subtitles available in 46 languages

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
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