Jill Bolte Taylor

Posted: 07/05/2014 in Insight, Science
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I came across her TED talk maybe 6 years ago – it has brought her fame.

Her brother was schizophrenic, basically saying her dreams were in reality and the brother’s were delusional. Examining biological differences in the brain between normal and schuzophrenic. This is so full of science’s confuscated brain and mind assumptions. One such simple assumption to be questioned:-

Schizophrenia is generally assumed to be a mental illness – presumably an illness of the mind so why is she examining physical brain?

A blood vessel in the left half of her brain exploded – infant in a woman’s body. Lost her left brain in the stroke.

Right parallel processor, left – serial processor. Describes both halves as different personalities.

Right – present moment, thinks in pictures, learns kinesthetically through the movement of our bodies.
Gives a collage of senses of what the present moment is – horrendous number of assumptions. Conflicts Eckhart to begin with. Unity

Left – linear and methodically, past and future, details of present moment. Thinks in language. I am – separate.

Stroke – experienced stepping back. Lost physical boundaries and could just experience energy. Brain chatter silent. Felt a oneness – euphoria. Realised – having a stroke. Could not read numbers, could not speak or understand language. Felt a surrender, an enormous “spirit”. 8 years to recover.

We are life power of universe with manual dexterity with two minds

Right – associate right side with unity

Left – separate, self ego

Conclusion

Wonderful experience for her, so powerful. But the power does not mean conclusions correct. She already saw things in terms of brain not mind, and she applied that framework to her experience. Logic – no left brain so experience happen in right brain, therefore happen in right brain for everyone.

Interesting right-left stuff:-

Right – parallel, thinks in pictures, learns kinesthetically through the movement of our bodies.

Left – serial, linear and methodically, past and future, details of present moment. Thinks in language.

Arico – pictures can be measured, serial processing can be recognised as happening. The thinking process can be measured but not the thought. Beyond this processing cannot. Much of Jill’s experience is beyond measurement. The haemorrhage could be measured, maybe Arico meditation could register as some form of illness. What areas of the brain does meditation register on?

Books:- Treatise, Wai Zandtao Scifi, Matriellez Education.

Blogs:- Ginsukapaapdee, Matriellez.

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