The Balancing Brain: Finding Harmony and Awareness

Jill Bolte Taylor's TED talk  and book -- "My Stroke of Insight" -- offer vivid and intensely personal recollections of her life-threatening brain hemorrhage. Her stroke shifts a delicate balance of complementary forces in her brain, generating a dramatic upheaval in her sense of self and the world around her. How can we best understand …

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Remembering Dr. Yancey and Instant Recess

Remember when it was time for recess? The bell would ring and sheer joy would overcome the classroom. Everyone would race to the playground, tripping over their feet to get outside and play in the sunshine. Whatever happened to recess? That's what UCLA's Dr. Toni Yancey wanted to know. Because the solution to our growing …

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