This is the most inspiring talk I’ve seen for ages. It’s about something much more important than creativity, although I’m sure it will resonate for anyone who takes a creative approach to life, in whatever field you work.
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.
If you think that sounds intriguing, wait till you watch the whole thing. Don’t try to skim it – it’s about 20 minutes long and it’s worth making time to sit and watch it when you’re not thinking about anything else. I’m glad I did.
Dr Taylor has written a book about her experience, which you can order via her website – if I were you I’d watch the video before you read about the book, it’s much better to hear the story via the live talk.