Saturday, September 20, 2008
Jill Bolte Taylor and "My Stroke of Insight"
I had my first session in a university class entitled “consciousness” recently. I figured I needed some help in this area.
A classmate mentioned the experience of Jill Bolte Taylor. She is a neuroanatomist. She experienced a stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain, and it radically changed her perspective on consciousness.
There is a video of her presentation made at T.E.D. She’s a very effective presenter and I recommend the short video for anyone interested in the theory of consciousness, and the evident bias of our evolution toward the left hemisphere.
Forgive me for dragging out my own brain, which appears above. The image is a fanciful spin on an MRI I had.