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Jill Bolte Taylor's stroke of insight

Jill Bolte Taylor's stroke of insight

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This woman is incredible. It may be worth using this at the end instead of the contemplation on impermanence. From: 3:50 for perpectives of right and left hemispheres (to be honest, from a neuroscience perspective that lacks some nuance, but it is a powerful image) 6:33 for her experience of the stroke To cut to the chase: 13:30-18:30 is the main message, and it's pretty amazing. by robjohnlee Mar 2

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