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Monday, March 15, 2010

Jill Bolte Taylor's Stroke of Insight

An eye opening experience to a new world, Jill Bolte’s talking style transports the listener to a new world; A world that only a few people can and will experience.
Jill Bolte vividly described what she was experiencing while having a stroke. This was a rare opportunity because most people might not able to or are unwilling to talk about their experience. Jill Bolte explained that the right hemisphere and left hemisphere of the brain functions separately. The left brain is where language and rational thinking occurs and the right brain has a more artistic take on things. Jill Bolte was able to analyze what was happening to her because she had studied the brain.

She took the listener through a journey and at the end finally realized that she had reached “nirvana”. Her message to her audience was that the world can be peaceful and together everyone can achieve it. It is up to us, as individuals, to decide where we want to be.

-Arunna Raj

Watch the video at: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight.html

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