An idea worth spreading

by Volker Weber

Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: 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.

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Watched it from the beginning till the very end and all I can say is: Wow...!!

Alper Iseri, 2008-03-14

She was on Public Radio a few years ago and she was fascinating.

Carl Tyler, 2008-03-14

Thank you for sharing, Volker. Really.

Cem Basman, 2008-03-14

That was fascinating!!!

Daniel Lieber, 2008-03-14

Volker, I just realized after commenting: Exactly today is my new third birthday. Thank you life. Thank you family and friends for the love and support. Thank you God.

Thank you Volker so much for sharing this. This touches me so much.

Cem Basman, 2008-03-14

For those of us that have had a family member or other loved one experience a stroke, it takes on greater meaning. Thank you for 20 minutes very well spent.

Gregg Eldred, 2008-03-14

What an amazing person. Clearly so overwhelmingly brilliant as to be able to put up such a fight and understanding.

Andrew Pollack, 2008-03-14

I loved the brain scene with the hanging spinal most ;-)

No seriously: Big stuff! Not the daily dose but worth every minute.

Frank Mueller, 2008-03-14

Excellent! Thanks for sharing!

Ulli Mueller, 2008-03-15

Danke. Sehr, sehr beeindruckend. Emotional UND wissenschaftlich beeindruckend.

Markus Trapp, 2008-03-16

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