Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mental Collage

Brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor says our right brains are all about the present moment, taking in a vast collage of sensory information. Our left brains dissect the collage, organize the information, make associations with our past experiences in order to project into an imagined future. At the age of 37, she had a stroke and got to see her brain functioning—and NOT functioning— from the inside. She recently gave an amazing eighteen-minute talk on her "Stroke of Insight" that I highly recommend – in fact, I'm embedding the video into this very post (but you can also watch it here). It's inspiring, moving, funny, and educational. Can't get much better than that.

1 comment:

akakarma said...

It's so cool isn't it? Brains are so fascinating.