from the uber-cool ted.com: 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.
(20 minutes but well worth watching. and you get to see a real brain.)
dr. taylor has a nyt-bestselling book, My Stroke of Insight, has been on Oprah, and is an internet phenomenon. I find it fascinating that she has set up a website to discuss balancing the brain, where she invites and responds to comments. check out: more strokes of insight