Originally Posted by HiJolly
Jill Bolte Taylor's 'stroke' of insight. Jill Bolte Taylor's stroke of insight | Video on TED.com
Would-be mystics all over the world sit around contemplating their navels in an effort to squelch their left-brain processing, in pursuit of such an experience.
That was actually really interesting. My grandfather went through a stroke, and exhibits the same things. Language is harder for him, and he can't distinguish between past/present/future anymore (you can't tell him you're visiting in a week, because he will expect you to be there that same day). He has a harder time moving around during the day, although at night he sleepwalks - sleepruns.. strange, during the day he moves so slowly, and night in his sleep he can easily run around... anyways, he does seem to be in right-brain-mode, and he is happy, they call him "smiley" at the center.