My stroke of insight | Jill Bolte Taylor

http://www.ted.com 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.

50 Comments

  1. Space Divine Peace on November 19, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Dear Jill, your humor, and your very lovely detailed story along with your bravery give all of us hope to live our life without fear and with joy.

  2. Mark Marco on November 19, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    It seems like the left brain experiences the more strokes than the right. My ex roommate had the same kind of stroke when she was in her teens. She showed me her brain scan and the location was exactly at the same as the presenters. She can’t see out of her right eye very well even though there is nothing wrong with it. The damaged part of her brain can’t process it. My theory is the left brain works harder in our society so requires more demand for blood flow. Brain scans seem to show it as well. We may find in the future that meditation is a necessity for mental health…give the left brain a rest.

  3. K. S. on November 19, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    ジル・ ボルト・テイラー博士ですね。
    驚くべき物語ではなく、驚くべきもう一つの世界認識の事実。

  4. Алексей Подъячев on November 19, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    He says everything correctly, so it is. We are consciousness-energy, and we project our own world. In order to know ourselves as true, we must stop the internal dialogue of the left hemisphere, which is used to divide and evaluate.

  5. Adela Suli on November 19, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    okay but why am i crying?

  6. Katie's Dumb Videos on November 19, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    This is seriously the most inspirational talk I’ve ever seen. I do NOT say that lightly!

  7. mandisa mpulo on November 19, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Martha Beck brought me here and I’m so grateful 👐🏾

  8. Zosimo Lee on November 19, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    Classic lecture.

  9. tarun singh on November 19, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    According to English psychiatrist Dr. R. D, . Laing, " Schizophrenia is a mystic experience.". He has written a book DIVIDED SELF.

  10. King on November 19, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    Just take LSD in your times off and get back to work with your left brain so people don’t die.

  11. Maggi Bustamante on November 19, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    it’s the first time that I like Ted Talk

  12. baldrbraa on November 19, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    I hate that intro.

  13. Shalabh Gunjan on November 19, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    Awesome

  14. Andressa Ferreira on November 19, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    Mais alguém veio aqui através do livro “Ouse ser diferente” do Pedro Superti?

  15. David Andrews on November 19, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    Absolutely brilliant! So true and what an amazing gift you have shared with the world. Thank you!

  16. Levelonesucks on November 19, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    She talks exactly like xavir renegade angel at points

  17. Ian Morrison on November 19, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    Melodysheep brought me here 4:10

  18. Stac Lenore on November 19, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    💙

  19. E Customs on November 19, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    All i can do is cry watchin this…it’s definitely real

  20. sentient on November 19, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    fatboyslim

  21. Michel her on November 19, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    Por leer un libro, tengo la oportunidad de escuchar tremenda historia ¡Impresionante!

  22. Brokoli on November 19, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    TED gibi konuş??

  23. Hannah Willis on November 19, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    Harmony comes with meditation, not medication.

  24. Róbert Jónsson on November 19, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    God bless this person

  25. Jack Dolah on November 19, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    She definitely did DMT 😂❤️

  26. T Clark on November 19, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Iain McGilchrist…The Master and the Emissary

  27. qWeRtY C A N on November 19, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    I think I recently heard that the brains hemispheres aren’t very different they are just left brain controls left arm, left eye, left leg,etc.

  28. Justin W on November 19, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    This sounds like a mushroom trip.

  29. longlakeshore on November 19, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    Meditation does the same.

  30. Siraj Khan on November 19, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    And thats why we must do hijama at least once in a year

  31. ChangingtheWorld OneLifeattheTime on November 19, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    When I was in elementary school, my Dad worked at a very small local hospital and got me about 1/4 of a human brain to take to school for “Show and Tell.” Obviously that would never happen now, but it was really cool, other than the fact that my teacher thought it was gross 😃

  32. Ricardo Fernandes on November 19, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    Ela disse que podemos escolher o lado, mas me sinto prisioneiro do esquerdo

  33. Girl In The Woods on November 19, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    Awesome Jill. I agree 100%!

  34. Casey Whitesell on November 19, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    Hundreds of brains reaction to witnessing the dead brain on the stage: "eeeuuugh"

  35. Chandramani Naganathan on November 19, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Awesome. Gratitude for everything.

  36. Sean Carmichael on November 19, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    yikes it must’ve gotten really cold in here or something cause ive got CHIILS

  37. ام بندر on November 19, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    وتزعم انك جرم صغير وفيك انطوى العالم الأكبر. علي ابن ابي طالب

  38. Gerald Sierveld, Photography Instructor on November 19, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    I have assigned this TEdTalk through the years to a handful of high school students under my tutelage whom I felt could truly connect with what this woman is saying about both the human condition, who we are, and what we ultimately do in our lives, and one of those students graduated this year (2020) from Notre Dame, in neuroscience (and this student is unable, still, to legibly print her name on a piece of paper as one would expect, due to her being profoundly dyslexic) — Go Irish!

  39. Jobje Rabbeljee on November 19, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    Does this HELP? Just a question.

  40. Chris Morris on November 19, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    A month ago this type of stroke occurred to my wife. This is the first moment I’ve been able to understand what happened to her. Thank you so much.

  41. Beáta Orosz on November 19, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Incredible!❤

  42. Steph De Loach on November 19, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Absolutely fascinating and amazing. Well done and inspirational.

  43. Smoke Chill and Chit Chat podcast on November 19, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Moving talk! just discovered it, blessed to have watched it! what a powerful message… if you can hear it!

  44. chase johnson on November 19, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    this sounds like she took some acid on accident.

  45. Guided Meditations Neural Retraining Visualizations on November 19, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    16:08 finding peace. This is so powerful. We have the intrinsic ability to choose to use our right hemispheres for healing ourselves and spreading good to the world. Thank you.

  46. Shayla Tsuji on November 19, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    this lady sounds like she took about 6 tabs of acid and forgot

  47. Tiago Côrtes on November 19, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Incredible. 👏👏👏

  48. Olmer Rendon Yepes on November 19, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Wonderful

  49. ES Bruce on November 19, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    I remember my stroke and for the first week I was surrounded by so much love and so much EVERYTHING I was so grateful to be alive that every single person around me was so precious to me. It’s hard to explain but I was so very fortunate that night that every single one of my first responders was amazing every single one of my medical people was amazing to me. It took a stroke to make me realize how much love I had all around me and I send out prayers of thankfulness to them all.

  50. Fieoshx Fusijzgx on November 19, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    Superb.

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