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

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey Author Jill Bolte Taylor
ISBN-10 0452295548
ISBN-13 9780452295544
Year 2009-05-26
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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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

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