I found this video of jill bolte taylor absolutely amazing and inspiring. It's a pitch perfect example of a person describing a physical trauma (in this case a stroke) from the inside out. Dr. Taylor also happens to be a neuroanatomist, so she's in a unique position to share her experience with an added level of technical insight and context. But it's her unbelievably humane and moving presentation of the story itself that really brought me to tears. I was spellbound and yet surprisingly comforted too.
One small warning for the squeamish. There's a short portion of the presentation where she handles an actual brain. It's a little creepy but it doesn't last for long.
Artwork by fred tomaselli.