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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.
Some of the music on Tapestry is licenced under a Creative Commons attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike License.
On today's program: excerpts from Eye Heart Knot, by General Fuzz; and Klezmer Nova by the Alexandria Kleztet, from their album Close Enough for Klezmer.