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.
In this TED Talk Jill talks openly and passionately about getting a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: having a massive stroke – it’s an astonishing story.
She has become a spokesperson for stroke recovery and for the possibility of coming back from brain injury stronger than before.