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Jill Bolte Taylor - the most powerful talk I've seen this year

It's only 18 minutes long but but boy-o-boy does thus woman nail it with her TED talk: My stroke of insight
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!

If you can't/don't want to watch the video then check out the transcript

Thanks to Presentation Zen for the link