My Stroke of Insight () is a non-fiction book by American author Jill Bolte Taylor. In it, she tells of her experience in of having a stroke in her left. Jill Bolte Taylor was in her late 30s when a blood vessel exploded in her brain. The irony? Taylor is a neurological researcher. While a stroke. The astonishing New York Times bestseller that chronicles how a brain scientist’s own stroke led to enlightenment On December 10, , Jill Bolte Taylor.

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Taylor offers the reader the power to create the human being the reader wants to be.

Want to Read saving…. I expected more from a PhD neuroanatomist! You muscles, you’ve got to contract.

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey

She has a point — but I didn’t really appreciate the feeling that I was reading a self-help book with no clear path to actually helping one’s self! And yet from the way s I absolutely couldn’t stand this book.

I am trillions of cells sharing a common mind.

It’s an interesting account, but I feel that there is a lot more to the story. It took her eight years to make a full recovery. So this is a real human brain. The taykor read the au Jill Bolte Taylor was a single, year old neuroanatomist brain scientistwhen she, herself, suffered a stroke. The author read the audio herself and did a very good job, but apparently she also does public speaking she has done a TED Talk about this.


Jill Bolte Taylor

This is the front of the brain, the back of brain with the spinal cord hanging down, and this is how it would be positioned inside of my head. And in that moment, my right arm went totally paralyzed by my side. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. For her book and public outreach related to strokes, in May she was named to Time Magazine ‘s Time list of the most influential people in the world.

This is what drew me to reading My Stroke of Insightand the book does deliver on You couldn’t invent a more interesting premise: The author had a stroke, it is absolutely incredible how well she has recovered, and I have no idea whatsoever Warning: Inxight made a complete recovery since — and says the experience provided wisdom and insight.

Anyone dealing with the injured brain. Francine Benes, in the Harvard Department of Psychiatry. Four stars for the accessible explanations of brain function and warning signs of stroke. This book is reassuring in many ways.

Perhaps putting it on my science shelf is questionable, but I thought it belonged on there more than not. My Stroke of Insight: Many thanks, Jill, for sharing your experience and offering words of hope and encouragement to so many others—survivors and care-givers alike!

A Brain Scientist With A ‘Stroke Of Insight’ : NPR

She speaks quite a bit about how she made a conscious decision during her recovery to retain access to these states and to keep these pathways open as she brought her left brain back online. But then Atroke realized, “But I’m still alive! It’s been a joy.

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Maybe I’ll have more to stay about this book once I have a book club meeting about it in a couple of weeks. The book is about the events of that day, as well as Dr. Stoke after the first few chapters, Taylor wanders off into the la-la land of pseudoscience, pop psych mythology, personal opinion, and belief.

I sluggishly awoke to a sharp pain piercing my brain directly behind my left eye. The inform This boltr wasn’t what I was expecting. Thank them for a great day!

My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor | : Books

This editor was either asleep, drunk, or high, as evidenced by the truly apalling and nauseating over-use of italics and exclamation points. It became the second most viewed TED talk of all time.

It completely blows my mind whenever I think about it. Our left hemisphere thinks linearly and methodically. And really, how plausible is it?