The title of her talk is so appropriate. Through her own struggle with a stroke, brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor found herself in a unique position among scientists: She was able to study the brain from the inside out. It also gave her a deep understanding of who she is and a different view of consciousness. Her frightening experience, narrated jocularly but effectively, and her remarkable recovery have made her an inspiration to millions of people who have suffered brain injuries. Her 2008 TED talk has been viewed more than 14 million times and have undoubtedly helped millions more.