I’m sharing this fascinating description of a neuro-scientist who felt her brain shut down during a stroke. She was more fascinated than panicked. Even though she spent eight years recovering, she’s grateful for the stroke. As a consequence, came to a new understanding of reality that is in line with what spiritually awakened teachers have been talking about. Below is a description of the TED talk. Please enjoy!
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.