Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Stroke of Insight

Although I may be the last person to discover this video, it is worth watching more than once if you have already seen it. Neuroscientist, Jill Bolte Taylor, describes her experience having a stroke. I found it fascinating that her description of experiencing the world solely through her right brain uses almost the exact same language found in Buddhism and in the Yoga Sutra to describe samadhi. I have no idea how familiar she was with those descriptions prior to her stroke, nor afterwards, but the similarities are striking.

2 comments:

Gallina said...

Her book is amazing, also.

OfTroy said...

great video.. I should subscribe to TED--i don't think i have seen a single video in the series (so far) that hasn't been great.