Sunday, March 16, 2008

What To Do When Your Left Brain Shuts Down?

Indiana native and IU School of Medicine neuroanatomist Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor recently made the big time as a speaker at the TED conference in Monterey, California. This is no ordinary professional conference and Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is no ordinary brain scientist. Imagine you are a Harvard-trained expert on brain function and your own brain suddenly experiences a massive stroke that essentially shuts down the left side of your brain. Her story is one that transcends biology. Watch her dramatic 18-minute presentation that received a rousing standing ovation and that has been widely recognized as one of the most powerful of the many earthshaking presentations in the remarkable history of the TED conference. Hang around and view more of the presentations. Prepare your own $100,000 idea worth spreading for the next TED Prize.

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