When Harvard-trained brain researcher Dr. Jill Bolte says she had a stroke of insight, she means it literally. One morning, at the age of 37, she suffered a devastating cerebrovascular accident. A blood vessel in her brain suddenly burst. She could only speak "like a Golden Retriever" when calling for help. Her right arm "went totally paralyzed" and her world came crashing down.
You won't believe Taylor's first thoughts upon realizing she was suffering a stroke: "Wow! This is so cool! How many brain scientists have the opportunity to study their own brain from the inside out?" Amazing, right?
In her deeply personal talk, Taylor pulls us into her eight-year recovery journey. She describes learning to walk, talk and think again -- from scratch. And, of course, she also reveals her biggest "stroke of insight" as a brain hemorrhage survivor. It's simple but so complex: our right minds can be gateways to nirvana, but only if we choose to step out of them.
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