"My Stroke of Insight" with author Jill Bolte Taylor (2009 Encore)

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Jill Bolte Taylor is a brain scientist who had a stroke at the age of 37. The injury to her brain caused her to temporarily lose the ability to talk, read and write. But it gave her a new understanding of human consciousness, and of her own place in the universe. Today, Taylor has fully recovered. She tells her story in the book "My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey," and in a much-watched video.

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