Sunday, November 15, 2015

I Am A Brain Scientist/Stroke Survivor

I got this tip from Clay Nichols, Co-founder of MoreSpeech and Bungalow Software which both provide Speech & Language Software that is used for speech recovery after a stroke. 

The following is a re-post from the Ted Talk web site:  I must warn you before you click on the link at the bottom of this page the video of Jill Bolte Taylor's talk shows her handling an actual human brain. However, I think you will be captivated by her personal experience. 

Brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor studied her own stroke as it happened — and has become a powerful voice for brain recovery.

Why you should listen

One morning, a blood vessel in Jill Bolte Taylor's brain exploded. As a brain scientist, she realized she had a ringside seat to her own stroke. She watched as her brain functions shut down one by one: motion, speech, memory, self-awareness ...

Amazed to find herself alive, Taylor spent eight years recovering her ability to think, walk and talk. She has become a spokesperson for stroke recovery and for the possibility of coming back from brain injury stronger than before. In her case, although the stroke damaged the left side of her brain, her recovery unleashed a torrent of creative energy from her right. From her home base in Indiana, she now travels the country on behalf of the Harvard Brain Bank as the "Singin' Scientist."
What others say

“How many brain scientists have been able to study the brain from the inside out? I've gotten as much out of this experience of losing my left mind as I have in my entire academic career.” — Jill Bolte Taylor

See Jill Bolte Taylor’s TED talk here:


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