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2 thoughts on “our plastic brains”
I assume you have read the book, My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor. It was amazing. If you google her you will find her TED talk. Frankly the book was amazing and very thought provoking.
Thanks Heidi, I’ll put it on my list of books to read.
Hers was one of the first TED talks I ever saw; I have it posted on AmazingWomenRock.com here.
What I love most about this quote is the part about individuals with dementia being “exquisitely sensitive to attributes of their environment.” I have observed this first hand with Mom.
I also believe other parts of her brain have stepped in to compensate for those in which degeneration has occurred. At this late stage she still has astonishing periods of lucidity and a “knowing” that I call intuitive clairvoyance.
She has a lot more capacity than it might appear…