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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Her personal experience with a massive stroke, experienced in at the age of 37, and her subsequent eight-year recovery, influenced her work as a scientist and speaker.


All complex cognitive function and information processing require complex interactions of various regions of the brain in both hemispheres. I am anxious for my wife to read this book so we can talk about the parallels in this book and to her recent study of yoga and meditation The 11 speakers in this All-Stars session specialize in areas of the brain as diverse as personality, trauma and gender, but they all agree: It is life-enhancing and thought provoking, two things you don’t get every day.

You muscles, you relax. She considerd herself fully recovered at eight years post-stroke. There’s also a great deal of valuable information about recognizing signs of a stroke, as well as how to treat people who have sustained a stroke. Inssight to Book Page. Details About the talk. Another very important point Jill makes is how plastic the brain really is Taylor’s experience while her stroke was happening was really an intense and one of the powerful sections i have read in a long time.

And my spirit soared free, like a great whale gliding through the sea of silent euphoria. For Taylor, her tayolr was a blessing and a revelation. Four stars for the accessible explanations of brain function and warning signs of stroke. The narrative is pages.


There’s no fluidity to my pace, and there’s this constriction in my area of perception, so I’m just focused on internal systems. On the morning of the stroke, I woke up to a pounding pain behind my left eye. And so I say to taylorr — clear in my mind, I say to him: Instead, it was a sort of hodge-podge of things- part memoir, part brain science overview and part new-age, self help weird ‘4th grade happy talk’ as another reviewer aptly described.

He has researched the brain Neuro3X. And I look down at my arm and I realize that I can no longer define the boundaries of my body. Her brain and her cells are beautiful!

And really, if those cards help her start her day with a clear intention, and bring her comfort ky peace, more power to her. Jill gave a vivid and fascinating description of the way her senses became extreme either not functioning at all In My Stroke of Insight, she shares her recommendations for recovery and the insight she gained into the unique functions of the two halves of her brain. The first half of this book, more or less, was a page turner and I was fascinated.

If a woman can recover – basically completely – from the size of a stroke she had, then there’s hope for everybody. So I had to wield my paralyzed arm like a insifht and cover the numbers as I went along and pushed them, so that as I would come back to jkll reality, I’d be able to tell, “Yes, I’ve already dialed that number.

Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight | TED Talk

There is some useful information in this section for those involved in stroke victim care. This was the most interesting part of the book for me. Which do you choose? She also relates a lot of her understanding of how the right brain works to negative or positive energy that she is now able to intuit to guide her life. This is the front of the brain, the back of brain with the spinal cord hanging down, and this is how it would be positioned inside of my head.


In her case, although the stroke damaged the left side of her brain, her recovery unleashed a torrent of creative energy from her right.

My Stroke of Insight

Everyone who has ever had a stroke must have this book read to them, slowly. To most neuroscientists, of course, these notions are seen as simplistic at best and nonsense at worst. She’s spent years getting her left brain back, and as a result has a unique perspective on the relationship of the two halves. She calls it tending our garden.

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

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. The relat Everyone who has ever had a stroke must have this book read to them, slowly. Stroie 12 piece jigsaw puzzle enabled two days of teachable moments.

But then I realized, “But I’m still alive!

However, he didn’t read the whole book. Audio and E-book versions were also released. Jill Bolte Taylor is living proof. But perhaps she hasn’t kept up with the field since her stroke. Hers is a great story, and good editing would have made that even more obvious. See 2 questions about My Stroke of Insight…. Not only did she return to teaching, she wrote this book–an sfroke account of her brain, during the stroke and during stroek recovery, AND the by-far best description of right and left brain activity.