At 37 years of age, Jill Bolte Taylor, a brilliant scientist who studies brain function for a living, experienced an extraordinary and unwelcome opportunity to study the very subjects she researches from the inside out. She had a stroke. The vivid detail with which she recalls the experience, what she learned, and how it inspired her 10-year recovery will captivate you. It lives up to the annual TED conference ideal: to give the talk of your life in 18 minutes.