Neuroanatomist, Stroke Survivor & Author of My Stroke of Insight
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is one of those rare speakers who can keep an audience perched on the edge of their seats for over 90 minutes. Dr. Taylor projects an amazing positive energy and is committed to educating everyone about the beauty and resiliency of the human brain. Read More >
TED: My Stroke of Insight
TED: The Right Brain vs. Left Brain Experience
On December 10, 1996, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven- year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain. Dr. Taylor now shares with audiences her inspiring journey to recovery based on her bestselling book, My Stroke of Insight. Reaching wide audiences through her talk at the TED conference and her appearance on Oprah's online Soul Series, Dr. Taylor provides a valuable recovery guide for those touched by brain injury and an inspiring testimony that inner peace is accessible to anyone.
In this speech, Dr. Taylor focuses on how we can create a healthy environment for the cells making up our brain so they can exhibit optimal health and performance. She will share what she learned about the right and left minds after her stroke and how we all have much more control over what is going on between our ears than we ever imagined.
How we think is just as important as what we think; you have to know the brain to train the brain. With brains still developing and incredibly impressionable into our mid 20’s, this talk focuses on understanding how the choices we make and the thoughts we think are influenced by the environment around us. Dr. Taylor shares how finding the intersection between logic and creativity will help you take charge of your thoughts and directly influence your level of happiness.
This keynote focuses on the paradigm shift which understands that neuroplasticity of the brain not only supports neurological recovery, but is our means for manifesting it. Medical professionals learn first hand what it was like for another medical professional to experience this level of illness and recovery, as well as what was needed and what interfered with neuronal recovery.
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