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 of recovery and awareness — of how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.
Watch this TED talk below. It's a really great way to understand left and right hemisphere brain functioning, as well as Kabbalah's Chokmah (Right) & Binah (Left). In 2008 I wrote a thesis on the subject due to watching this. I was totally and utterly inspired by her delivery and experiential findings.