June 23, 2008

Jill Bolte Taylor's Stroke of Insight

One morning in 1996, a blood vessel in Jill Bolte Taylor's brain exploded. Within moments, her left lobe--the source of ego, analysis, judgement and context--began to fail her. And much to her shock, the Harvard-trained brain scientist felt great. She'd been given a ringside seat to her own stroke, and a host of powerful insights as a result.

Here she is talking about her work and life at the TED 2008 Conference: