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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Because of her understanding of the brain, her respect for the cells in her body, and an amazing mother, Jill completely recovered. You muscles, you’ve got to contract. I am thankful that she strole the pains to record what happened to her in order to share the benefits with others.

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We don’t judge people who are having strokes because they cannot speak properly–we care for them, we monitor them, we help them. In medicine, we have a great deal to learn from knowing what our patients are going through I’m a neurologist, so I approached this book from a different angle than most readers, I imagine.

A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey”. She writes as though she is the only person ever who this has happened to. It doesn’t care or know if these are true From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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

I found jilo alternately fascinating and incredibly irritating. Also, I really did approach this expecting to really, really like it, so this one can’t be blamed on a negative attitude. And in that moment, I knew that I was no longer the choreographer of my life. But that’s just my left brain talking. And sure jlil, the phrase didn’t go away. Details About the talk. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.


Please try again later. It appeared it was a very accurate account of strike it’s like to have a stroke from the inside. That said, I found the book ridiculously redundant. The author was a brain scientist with a Ph.

It gave me a lot of hope. She then describes the day of her stroke, combining recollections of her experience with reminders of the science behind the events that occurred.

That means she can just beand being is a blissful experience for her. Yet the right brain is linked to high creativity I like understatement and this book doesn’t do a lot of that. And in that moment, my right arm went totally paralyzed by my side. It’s written to be understandable to the layperson, and succeeds on that account.

Bolte Taylor’s personal experience with a massive stroke, experienced in at the age of 37, and her subsequent eight-year recovery, has informed her work as a scientist and speaker.

But other than that, the two hemispheres are completely separate. Again I think of how we talk to our ASD children I am a wonderful living taglor capable of beaming my energy into the world, only because of them. I give my story-teller full permission to whine rampantly between But it was beautiful there.

So this is a real human brain. I just wanted her, at some point, to say: From the anatomically correct stained glass brain on the front which the author made, a second taylkr displayed at Harvard to the back cover praise, this is an intriguing, educational, dually mindful book about the 50 trillion cells that make a human being go. I’m not a scientist but I imagine that in this situation I too would be watching and wondering about what was happening to me.


While I found the anatomical explanation of a stroke interesting and the tour of how the brain works equally engaging, the remaining chapters on the possibility of obtaining peace through the right brain fascinated me.

But slowly, and when she suggested something Insiyht didn’t know introduced that thing The cause proved to be bleeding from an abnormal congenital connection between an artery and a vein in the left hemisphere of her brain, an arteriovenous malformation AVM.

And in that moment, I would be able to reattach to normal reality and I could tell sttoke not the card But the children who start talking and then lose skills Open Preview See a Problem? But mainly she is writing a self-help book that seeks to influence the rest of us to embrace the right side of our brains. Brings back memories of books we read! I control my brain, my brain controls how I interpret the world – I am in control of my world.

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However, neither of these things could dull my appreciation of the information she shared. For example, she speaks about insigt, after the stroke, she floated in a place of bliss, at one with everything.

Also, I was unaware when I began the book that the second half would be filled with motivational, self-help type crap. And I felt this sense of peacefulness.