Ted – Week 09: Jill Bolte Taylor: My Stroke Of Insight

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In 1996, Dr. Taylor was stricken by a _____.

    • A.

      Cerebral hemorrhage

    • B.

      Blood vessel explode inside her cranium

    • C.

      Stroke on the left side of her brain

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above". This is because a cerebral hemorrhage, which refers to bleeding in the brain, can cause a blood vessel to explode inside the cranium. This condition is commonly known as a stroke, and if it occurs on the left side of the brain, it can have various effects on a person's cognitive and physical abilities. Therefore, all three options mentioned in the question are accurate descriptions of what Dr. Taylor experienced in 1996.

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  • 2. 

    The right hemisphere of the brain functions like a _____ and the left hemisphere like a _____.

    • A.

      Cuisinart ... blender

    • B.

      Calculator ... video game

    • C.

      Parallel processor ... serial processor

    • D.

      Bulldozer ... ballerina

    Correct Answer
    C. Parallel processor ... serial processor
    Explanation
    The right hemisphere of the brain functions like a parallel processor, meaning it can process multiple tasks simultaneously. On the other hand, the left hemisphere functions like a serial processor, which means it processes tasks sequentially, one at a time. This analogy suggests that the right hemisphere is capable of handling complex and diverse information in a parallel manner, while the left hemisphere focuses on processing information in a linear and sequential manner.

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  • 3. 

    The corpus callosum connects _____.

    • A.

      The brain to the spinal column

    • B.

      The left and right hemispheres of the brain

    • C.

      Heart to the brain

    • D.

      None of the above (The corpus callosum is another name for the brain stem.)

    Correct Answer
    B. The left and right hemispheres of the brain
    Explanation
    The corpus callosum is a structure in the brain that connects the left and right hemispheres. It allows for communication and coordination between the two hemispheres, enabling them to work together and share information. This connection is essential for various cognitive functions, including language processing, memory, and perception. The corpus callosum is not related to the spinal column, heart, or brain stem.

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  • 4. 

    The left side of Dr. Taylor's brain kept trying to tell her "_____!", but her right side said, "_____!"

    • A.

      Get help ... Wow! This is cool

    • B.

      Tomorrow is Wednesday ... Today is Wednesday

    • C.

      The house is on fire ... This warmth is nice

    • D.

      I love the ocean ... Sharks are dangerous

    Correct Answer
    A. Get help ... Wow! This is cool
    Explanation
    The given answer "Get help ... Wow! This is cool" is the correct answer because it fits the pattern of the question. The left side of Dr. Taylor's brain is trying to communicate a sense of urgency or danger ("Get help"), while the right side of her brain is focused on the positive or exciting aspect of the situation ("Wow! This is cool"). This answer provides a logical and coherent response to the question.

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  • 5. 

    When Dr. Taylor finally makes her phone call, a person who sounds like _____ talks to her on the phone.

    • A.

      Winston Churchill

    • B.

      Dr. Phil

    • C.

      Daffy Duck

    • D.

      A golden retriever

    Correct Answer
    D. A golden retriever
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a golden retriever." This suggests that the person Dr. Taylor talks to on the phone has a voice that resembles that of a golden retriever. This is likely a humorous or unexpected response, as it is unusual for a dog to answer a phone call.

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  • 6. 

    Two and a half weeks after the incident, neurosurgeons removed a blood clot the size of a _____.

    • A.

      BB

    • B.

      Grape

    • C.

      Ping pong ball

    • D.

      Orange

    Correct Answer
    C. Ping pong ball
    Explanation
    Neurosurgeons removed a blood clot the size of a ping pong ball two and a half weeks after the incident. This suggests that the blood clot was relatively large, as ping pong balls are larger than BBs, grapes, and oranges. A ping pong ball is about 40mm in diameter, which indicates the severity of the clot and the need for surgical intervention.

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