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

cils023, January 10, 2012

Who knew brain stroke could be so exciting. Taylor writes about this critical injury from the point of view of a brain scientist who has both experienced a stroke *and* has recovered enough to describe it with humor and in minute detail. I recommend that people at least read the first chapter, even if they are not at first convinced that the topic sounds appealing: it is like a ringside view of the author experiencing the acute stroke episode in real time. Reading like a psychedelic or endogenous mystical experience, it also captures the voice of Taylor's analytical mind as it narrates its own slipping away like water through a sieve before she it rushed to the hospital.
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