My Stroke of Insight

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Dr. Jill Taylor was a 37-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist when, one day at her desk, a blood vessel exploded in her brain and she experienced a massive stroke.

In her fascinating TED Talk, My Stroke of Insight, she begins her story by describing in detail the excruciating challenge of recalling her husband’s phone number to call for help.

With over 23 million views and translated into 49 languages, this is an astonishing, highly entertaining and educational story. (Spoiler alert: She makes a full recovery.)

I plan on listening to this podcast again in the car on the next trip to the cottage. Guaranteed to stimulate conversation and help the miles fly by!

Her book on the same topic, My Stroke of Insight, has also received excellent reviews.

Click here for the 18-minute TED Talk.