Jill Bolte Taylor is an American neuroanatomist, author, and inspirational public speaker. Bolte Taylor began to study about. 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. 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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Jul 03, Minutes Buy. To have suffered such a traumatic brain injury and live to tell about it in such detail is amazing.

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This book tells her story of the stroke and her 8 year recovery. For me, the most fascinating part of this book is the description of the actual stroke and the immediate aftermath.

Ok, here’s the thing. Working with jnsight peo What a fascinating and inspiring book. And every step is very rigid and very deliberate.

We are experiencing technical difficulties. However, from a writing perspective, I was not a fan. However, neither of these things could dull my appreciation of the information she shared. Extreme one way or the other Is there a ‘life message’ here not to be missed?

So many of the children I see are overwhelmed by their senses So that makes me ask myself is the challenge then to foster the connections across the brain? Watching her TED talk might be as good as reading the book. And when you look at the brain, it’s obvious that the two cerebral cortices are completely bollte from one another.


You can see Jill lecturing about this here https: And then it just gripped me — and then it released me. Listening allows me to multi-task a bit and not get bogged down in the medical language heavy through the 2nd and 3rd chapters.

The first part of the book jilk some of the science of the brain. Light burned my brain like wildfire, and sounds were so loud and chaotic that I could not pick a voice out from the background noise, and I just wanted to escape. Please stop bringing this stuff up. She describes the power to exert control over what areas of her brain to “turn back on” after the stroke. The only left-brained or right-brained people are those who’ve had one of their brain hemispheres removed.

And it’s a fabulous story of self-discovery, with tools we can all use to help stop the needless chatter in our brains and focus on being in the here and now.

However, he didn’t read the whole book. I was listening to the audio, which of course, makes it a bit easier for my mind to wander. May 25, Happyreader rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s written to be understandable to the layperson, and succeeds on that account. So it’s like, “OK, I’ve got a problem. I just wish she’d stuck more with the actual story of it than venture into lectures ala John Bradshaw and Joel Osteen.

I expected to read a memoir of sorts. In medicine, we have a great deal to learn from knowing what our patients are going through. Oh, the brain cells that were lost simply because he drove over rather than letting paramedics quickly deal with the situation. I am the life-force power of the universe.


Read it Forward Read it first. Our left hemisphere is all about the past and it’s all about the future. These “stories ” she quickly found felt true but often were completely wrong due to lack of information. Next she lost her balance and then her internal chatter simply stopped […]. Though she could understand some words and gradually speech came back she took a very long time to relearn to interpret pencil “squiggles” and how they related to sounds.

The author was a brain scientist with a Ph. Heard about this book in a TED talk Maybe that would be a better place to start if ky curious. She lost use of the left side of her brain the analytical part and actually seemed to enjoy simply using her right brain for a while, not worrying about her ego, feeling compassion and inner peace, etc.

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

Instead she gave choices Her mother gently and compassionately cares for her, and over time and with a team of help, she learns to speak, read, move, and drive again. But perhaps she hasn’t kept up with the field since her stroke. The author had a stroke, it is absolutely incredible how well she has recovered, and I have no idea whatsoever how the stroke may have kf her writing capabilities.