Friday, April 04, 2008

This is Fascinating

I've posted 2 posts today. My therapy focused post is below this one.

I came across this video and I found it so fascinating I wanted to share it with you. In many ways Ms. Bolte Taylor's experience reminded me of when I read and wrote about Aldous Huxley's book, "The Doors of Perception", in my other blog, Aqua's Quest.

In so many ways her experience of the right hemisphere of her brain slowly taking over, reminds me of when I feel at my highest, when I am almost hypomanic. Life becomes intensely fascinating, colours intensify, I feel completely at one with the universe. Other parts of her description sound like exactly how I feel when I dissociate, or when I experience depersonalization...that feeling like you have completely disconnected from the outside world. Like you are outside your body looking in. It is a very interesting video.

Here's the website's description and the link:

"Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened -- as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding -- she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another." (TED talks)

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/229

1 comment:

James said...

I saw this video and really liked it. It was really moving. Hope you are well. :)