Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - Another Great Podcast

posted Dec 30, 2009, 8:55 PM by Jeremy Poehnert   [ updated Dec 30, 2009, 8:57 PM ]
I posted this on the CCT Network, and thought I'd post it here as well.  The podcast was amazing!

This is about a neuroscientist and her experience having a stroke. She combines neoroscience, reflection, philosophy (she's very metacognitive) and joy (I interpreted it as creativity) to tell the story of her experience.

It was played on a great Canadian podcast called Tapestry. You can listen to it straight from the site.

Here's the link and the description.

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.