Jill Bolte-Taylor: The Neuroanatomical Transformation of the Teenage Brain

Jill Bolte-Taylor: The Neuroanatomical Transformation of the Teenage Brain


In this video, scientist and author, Jill Bolte Taylor talks about the neuroanatomical transformation of the teenage brain. She explains that stimulation streams in through our sensory systems, it integrates and organizes as it passes up the spinal cord, and it aims for the outer portion of our brain - the cerebral cortex.

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a trained and published neuroanatomist. Her specialty was in the postmortem investigation of the human brain as it relates to schizophrenia and the severe mental illnesses. Because she has a brother who has been diagnosed with the brain disorder schizophrenia, Dr. Taylor served for three years on the Board of Directors of National NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) between 1994-1997. (Currently she serves as President of the Greater Bloomington Affiliate of NAMI in Bloomington, Indiana.)

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Jill Bolte Taylor is the author of My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey and a neuroanatomist - a brain scientist who studies the anatomy of the brain. Her personal experience with a massive stroke and her subsequent eight-year recovery informed her work as a scientist and speaker. Named one of TIME magazine’s “100 most influential people in the world,” she shares her story and insights on the commonalities among all of us and how the intersection between logic and creativity will help you take charge of your thoughts and directly influence your level of happiness.