I’ve mentioned this before, but I think it’s worth revisiting. In my medical school course the students and I watch an incredibly interesting TED talk titled, “My Stroke of Insight” by Jill Bolte Taylor. The talk forms the basis of her book of the same name. What an amazing opportunity: to hear a neuroresearcher narrate the experience of having a stroke.
I use this talk on the day we discuss doodling, right brain and left brain, and how drawing enables you to access input to and output from the brain other than what text alone allows. So while Dr. Taylor is delivering her talk, we doodle.
Below is my doodle (colored with pencil) whilst watching Taylor this year,and last year’s doodle (colored with watercolor paint) is below it. Though I find myself skeptical about some of Taylor’s conclusions, and her tone at the very end, clearly I also find the talk intriguing and inspiring.