“I don’t have time for a stroke!” These were the words of Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor who got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: she had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story as told in this Ted Talks inspirational video. The Ted.com script of her presentation appears below the video. I grew up to study the brain because I have a brother who has been diagnosed with a brain disorder: schizophrenia. And as a sister and later, as a scientist, I wanted to understand,... (Read More ...)