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Jill Bolte Taylor

In Conversation, Part Two

Anat Baniel | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Anat Baniel

Whenever a person is able to refine and evolve the way they execute a movement, or an action, remarkable breakthroughs often happen in what is possible. When this occurs, people experience enhanced well-being and increased vitality.

It Is Sweet to Do Nothing

Mark Matousek | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

Who you are is already enough. You don't need to become a thing. Life isn't a race or a contest. There's nowhere to go. You're already there.

In Conversation

Anat Baniel | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Anat Baniel

"I was blessed to spend over a decade of my life first as a student and then as a colleague of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. He was a trained physicist who worked with Marie and Julio Curie, and he was a pioneer in the field of neuroplasticity long before the term existed."

A Stroke of Insight For All of Us

Lucy L. Brown, Ph.D. | Posted 01.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Lucy L. Brown, Ph.D.

I don't think that the right versus the left brain are responsible for our balance or imbalance, but it doesn't really matter exactly why she felt that way, or whether it is our right/left hemisphere balance or not.

Insights vs. Myths About the Brain

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 03.08.2013 | TED Weekends
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

Phrenology, which flourished in the 1820s and 1830s, claimed that bumps on one's head corresponded to these various traits, and could be measured by assessing the size of each bump.

Can You Change Your Brain For The Better?

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.07.2013 | TED Weekends
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

I was enthralled by Dr. Taylor's talk when I first saw it, and have thought about it many times since. From the vantage point today of several more years of dramatic growth in neuroscientific knowledge, I'd like to offer three reflections.

Nurture The Miracle Of Neuroplasticity

Marie Pasinski, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2013 | TED Weekends
Marie Pasinski, M.D.

Regardless of age, your brain has the ability to make new neurons and construct new neural pathways throughout your life. Exciting research reveals that the way we use our brain and care for our brain can enhance its neuroplasticity.

The Balancing Brain: Finding Harmony And Awareness

Robert M. Bilder, Ph.D. | Posted 03.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Robert M. Bilder, Ph.D.

The most powerful approaches to self-improvement may aim to promote the dynamic balance of forces in the brain rather than the quieting of some to release others. Since antiquity, seekers of truth, beauty, and harmony have traveled paths that balance opposing forces.

Some Songs Just Can't Be Heard

Ben Thomas | Posted 03.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Ben Thomas

Dr. Taylor tries to tell us, in the most precise language possible, what it was like to watch her thoughts fall away as she fell into timeless bliss. Truth be told, though, your own subjective experience is just as unique as hers -- and, ultimately, just as immune to exact translation.

My Love/Hate Relationship With The Brain

Harshada Rajani | Posted 03.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Harshada Rajani

I know that as a medical student and a fellow miraculous survivor, I should, like Jill Bolte Taylor, maturely and gracefully appreciate the awesome intricacies and tenacious strength of the brain. Instead, I'm totally disgusted by it.

How My Stroke Set Me Free

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor | Posted 03.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

I grew up to study the brain because I have a brother who has been diagnosed with the brain disorder schizophrenia. But as irony would have it, I woke up one morning to discover that I had a brain disorder.

Recognize the Signs of Stroke? Do You Know What to Do?

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

While transient ischemic attack (TIA) is often labeled "mini-stroke," it is more accurately characterized as a "warning stroke," a warning you should take very seriously.

Brain Expert: Turn off the TV and Let Giffords Sleep

Cassandra M. Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cassandra M. Bellantoni

Friends and family must set aside their ideas of who Gabrielle Giffords was and "embrace the person she will become now."

How to Live an Organic Life, Even in New York City

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

Betty Louise, life coach and radio host at CoachBettyLive! claims we can all live a more organic life.

Why the Left Doesn't "Get" Obama

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Clothier

Flexibility and openness is Obama's way forward, and it's the kind of politics he has been championing from the beginning -- the kind of politics, let's remember, that had us all chanting, "Yes, we can!"

Mind/Body/Spirit: The Meditation Connection

Kay Goldstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kay Goldstein

Science is finding ways to verify what the ancients already knew: practices that expand awareness and consciousness can be of benefit to all aspects of the human condition.