Every year, 15 million people will suffer from a stroke, five million of them will die and a further five million will be left permanently disabled.
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, is a brain scientist who suffered a massive stroke at the age of 37.
Knowing how the brain operates, she was able to observe and understand the deterioration that followed.
BBC World Service – 23 min interview with Dr. Jill Taylor.
Many will have seen this video of Dr. Taylor talking about her stroke, in detail. If you are in the least interested in looking into how the mind works this is a video for you.