Monday, April 5, 2010

Jill Bolte Taylor's Stroke of Insight

This is a video of neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor talking about the massive stroke she had at age 37. She watched herself lose functions with all her professional knowledge of what was happening to her. If you think this will be upsetting or depressing to watch, I predict you will have exactly the opposite experience. It is inspiring, and not in the usual way of such stories.

Neuroanatomy, Jill Bolte's field, is the branch of anatomy that deals with the nervous system. That's why this video and book are of so much interest to a neurofeedback provider. If you enjoyed the video, you may also want to read her book, My Stroke of Insight. Highly recommended if you or anyone you love has suffered a stroke.

Catherine Boyer, MA, LCSW
New York Neurofeedback


  1. That video is inspiring and fascinating. That she survived is amazing all by itself!

  2. If you'd like more, try her book (see link above). It's also a great primer on the brain, but you can skip the neuroanatomy parts if they aren't of interest and just read the story.