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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I’m sure the description of her recovery is very helpful to those dealing with a stroke or helping someone else deal with it, but this was the point where the repetition got out of control.

And it just gripped me — and then it released me. This book is an amazing story of a neuro-scientist who experiences her own stroke. Amazed to find herself alive, Taylor spent eight years recovering her ability to think, walk and talk.

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor

So many parents panic when they discover their child has an imaginary friend, or when they talk about fantasy characters as though they are real The actual story of her stroke experience was interesting; even her bio-science chapters about how the brain works were intriguing and easy to understand at least to mebut the last third of the book was just plain weird. It took her about the same number of minutes 35 to piece together the images in her right brain her left was hemorrhaging in order to call her colleague at Harvard.


And in that moment, I knew that I was no longer the choreographer of my life.

I felt euphoria — euphoria. She’s a teacher and advocate for people with mental impairment.

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From Wikipedia, the bklte encyclopedia. And I think to myself, “Oh my gosh, he sounds like a Golden Retriever! She may be wanting to emphasize a point, but it would have been easier to listen to if the delivery of the sentiment were varied, not using the exact same words. This was a woman’s ‘life’.

So he recognizes that I need help and he gets me help. I am glad Taylor inzight equilibrium and healing after her stroke. I essentially became an infant in a woman’s body. Overall, I really liked this book.

Taylor’s “stroke of insight” a phrase used over and over in the book mainly refers to her decision not to allow insighf negative thoughts, ego, or stress that normally generates from the left brain the side assaulted by the stroke to enter her life post-stroke. However, I’m extremely glad I read it.

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

We are experiencing technical difficulties. I read this years ago still own it. Everyone who has ever had a stroke must have this book read to them, slowly.

And JBT does write “lightly” about those things. And it was very unusual for me to ever experience any kind of pain, so I thought, “OK, I’ll just start my normal routine.


To have suffered such a traumatic brain injury and live to tell about it in such detail is amazing. Insihgt two hemispheres do communicate with one another through the corpus callosum, which is made up of some million axonal fibers.

The choreography is based on the ramifications of a single resonant idea: The author was a brain scientist with a Ph. Perhaps putting it on my science shelf is questionable, but I thought it belonged on there more than not.

Jill Bolte Taylor

Lists with This Book. My Stroke of Insight is her account of what happened that day, her subsequent 8-year recovery, and how these events changed her life for the better. These “stories ” she quickly found felt true but often were completely wrong due to lack of information. There’s a lot of good science and high-tech brain imaging to support this.

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Jill says “I wait 90 seconds. I’ve got to call work. However, I began to worry after the 5th or so time she used it in the first chapters. The narrative is pages.