A Stroke of Insight

Part of what we try and do in the library is engage our students with ideas and engage them in the learning of new ideas. Looking for inspiration isn’t that difficult and the following video illustrates inspiration, learning, and talks about who we are as humans.

Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened — as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding — she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.