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Well, actually, she describes the moment when she realized she was having a stroke (when her arm went limp) in this way:

And in that moment my right arm went totally paralyzed by my side. And I realized, "Oh my gosh! I'm having a stroke! I'm having a stroke!" And the next thing my brain says to me is, "Wow! This is so cool. This is so cool. How many brain scientists have the opportunity to study their own brain from the inside out?"

And then it crosses my mind: "But I'm a very busy woman. I don't have time for a stroke!" So I'm like, "OK, I can't stop the stroke from happening so I'll do this for a week or two, and then I'll get back to my routine, OK."

She thought it was cool that she could observe her own brain as it was having a stroke. So we can give her the benefit of the doubt and believe the she was acting in the tradition of many scientists that went before who conducted experiments on themselves.

It'd be nice if the battle were only against the right wingers, not half of the left on top of that — François in Paris
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Mar 23rd, 2008 at 10:02:42 AM EST
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