I realized, ‘Oh my gosh! I’m having a stroke! I’m having a stroke!’ The next thing my brain says to me is, ‘Wow! This is so cool! How many brain scientists have the opportunity to study their own brain from the inside out?

Jill Bolte Taylor

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“My Stroke of Insight.” TED2008. Feb. 2008. Conference Presentation.

Source: "My Stroke of Insight." TED2008. Feb. 2008. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote describes the thought process of brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor as she was having a stroke. During her stroke, says Taylor, she not only realized that she was experiencing a stroke, but she was able to appreciate, as a brain scientist, the fact that she was gaining first-hand knowledge of a condition she had studied. The quote is from Taylor's 2008 TED Talk about the insights she was able to attain from her stroke. Watch the full TED Talk here: Jill Bolte Taylor - My Stroke of Insight