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Brain hemispheres

14 years and 10 months ago · listen

Another great Ted talk, this time from neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor which had a great opportunity for a brain scientist:

One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened -- as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding -- she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another

It's a very strong, emotional story, explaining the differences between our right and left brain hemispheres, told in the first person.