Our right hemisphere, it thinks in pictures and it learns kinesthetically through the movement of our bodies. Information … explodes into this enormous collage of what this present moment looks like, smells like and tastes like, what it feels like and what it sounds like.

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 from brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor is about how the two hemispheres of the brain differ from one another. Says Taylor, unlike the rational, linear left-brain, the brain's right hemisphere perceives the world through pictures and movements, and incoming stimulus (such as sound, taste, smell) is simply felt, rather than organized and labeled. Taylor studied the right hemisphere of the brain first-hand when she experienced a stroke, which is the subject of the 2008 TED Talk that is the source of this quote. Watch the full TED Talk here: Jill Bolte Taylor - My Stroke of Insight