[Video] TEDTalk – My Stroke of Insight


Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

Jill Bolte Taylor is an American neuroanatomist, author, and inspirational public speaker. In 1996, she experienced a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain. After an 8 year recovery, she talks about her experience having a stroke through the lense of a neuroscientist. 

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Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor’s background makes her TEDTalk particularly interesting. With a brother diagnosed with mental illness and her own research on the neurobiology of schizophrenia, Jill breathed and lived neuroscience. One morning before work, a stroke had occurred on the left side of her brain. Her stroke left her not able to produce or understand language, a condition referred to as aphasia. After  8 years of recovery, she shares her insight into what it feels like to have a stroke. If you are a speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, social worker, neuropsychologist, a caregiver of someone who has experienced a stroke, or a patient with stroke yourself, Jill’s story offers a stroke of insight for everyone. 

Christine Campbell
Christine Campbell

Christine is HappyNeuron Pro’s Marketing Specialist. People with intellectual disabilities have a special place in her heart. Growing up with a sibling with an autism diagnosis and intellectual disability influenced the way she views life. She is passionate about educating people about health and sharing cognitive tips.

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