Friday, July 30, 2010

Jill Bolte Taylor : A Stroke of Insight

Many of you may have seen the Ted video by Jill Bolte Taylor, the neuroanatomist and spokesperson for the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center who survived a stroke in 1996, at age 37, to describe the shifts in her brain that took place as part of her recovery.

Fascinating stuff. And very useful and inspiring to not only those recovering from neurological disorders, but also psychological ones.




Right Brain:


  • Nonverbal
  • Thinks in pictures
  • Kinesthetic
  • Present moment
  • Holistic thinking
  • Seek similarities
  • Perceives energy
  • Compassionate
  • Noncontroversial
  • Time lost in the flow
  • Joy


Left Brain:
  • Thinks in language
  • Details
  • Linear/sequential
  • Past/future
  • Seeks differences
  • Critical analysis
  • Judges right/wrong
  • Competitive
  • Confrontational
  • On the clock
  • Stress
  • Sense of urgency

2 comments:

swaroop said...

this is really really awesome, gigu.. thanks for sharing... :)

Anonymous said...

this is cool