My Stroke of Insight
A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
Jill Bolte Taylor
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The astonishing New York Times bestseller that chronicles how a brain scientist's own stroke led to enlightenment
On December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven- year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain. As she observed her mind deteriorate to the point that she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life-all within four hours-Taylor alternated between the euphoria of the intuitive and kinesthetic right brain, in which she felt a sense of complete well-being and peace, and the logical, sequential left brain, which recognized she was having a stroke and enabled her to seek help before she was completely lost. It would take her eight years to fully recover.
For Taylor, her stroke was a blessing and a revelation. It taught her that by "stepping to the right" of our left brains, we can uncover feelings of well-being that are often sidelined by "brain chatter." Reaching wide audiences through her talk at the Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) conference and her appearance on Oprah's online Soul Series, Taylor provides a valuable recovery guide for those touched by brain injury and an inspiring testimony that inner peace is accessible to anyone.
Powerful story. As a caregiver whom specializes in bringing hope to hopeless, it gave me great insight on how better care for my people. Thank you for inspirational story.
I read this book because I too suffered a hemorrhagic stroke due to an undetected Cerebral AVM. I was interested in Dr. Taylor's recovery journey and how she shares her story with other stroke survivors. For me, there was some very useful information, but too much time devoted to her efforts of reinventing her brain.
I read this book and help me to understand my brain and how it works. Jill Bolte Taylor transport me to feel all that she pass through the stroke. love the book.