From the TED Talk description:
Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story.
Considering this video has been viewed almost 9,000,000 times, I feel somewhat foolish posting about it, but I watched it with my wife this weekend and I still can’t stop thinking about it. Save it for when you have 18 free minutes and need to be inspired.