liveonearth (liveonearth) wrote,
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A Neuroanatomist tells the Story of her Stroke

Over the weekend I attended a conference called Transforming the Mind, and this piece was played as the grand finale: http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/229

Jill Bolte Taylor is an excellent storyteller and the story is worth hearing. Jill is also a neuroanatomist. She had a stroke one morning and observed her own brain shutting down. The blood vessel popped in the left hemisphere of her brain, and crowded out her language centers and more, leaving her with right brain hemisphere functions. She experienced Nirvana, or what some might call a near death experience.....but it is better to hear her tell the tale. I hope you enjoy!
Tags: authenticity, brain, buddhism, consciousness, creativity, enlightenment, mind, neurotransmitters, stroke
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