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My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey (Large Print) (Core)

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A brain scientistas journey from a debilitating stroke to full recovery becomes an inspiring exploration of human consciousness and its possibilities

On the morning of December 10, 1996 Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke when a blood vessel exploded in the left side of her brain. A neuroanatomist by profession, she observed her own mind completely deteriorate to the point that she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life, all within the space of four brief hours. As the damaged left side of her brain a the rational, grounded, detail and time-oriented side a swung in and out of function, Taylor alternated between two distinct and opposite realties: the euphoric nirvana of the intuitive and kinesthetic right brain, in which she felt a sense of complete well-being and peace; and the logical, sequential left brain, which recognized Jill was having a stroke, and enabled her to seek help before she was lost completely.

In My Stroke of Insight, Taylor shares her unique perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery, and the sense of omniscient understanding she gained from this unusual and inspiring voyage out of the abyss of a wounded brain. It would take eight years for Taylor to heal completely. Because of her knowledge of how the brain works, her respect for the cells composing her human form, and most of all an amazing mother, Taylor completely repaired her mind and recalibrated her understanding of the world according to the insights gained from her right brain that morning of December 10th.

Today Taylor is convinced that the stroke was the best thing that could have happenedto her. It has taught her that the feeling of nirvana is never more than a mere thought away. By stepping to the right of our left brains, we can all uncover the feelings of well-being and peace that are so often sidelined by our own brain chatter. A fascinating journey into the mechanics of the human mind, My Stroke of Insight is both a valuable recovery guide for anyone touched by a brain injury, and an emotionally stirring testimony that deep internal peace truly is accessible to anyone, at any time.

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Jill Bolte Taylor was a Harvard-trained brain scientist when a blood vessel exploded in her brain. And though she deteriorated to the point of being unable to walk, talk, read, or write, she eventually made a full recovery and retrained her mind. With My Stroke of Insight, Taylor helps other injured people rebuild their brains after trauma — and helps the rest of us gain a better understanding of the mysteries of our brains.
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A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
Thorndike Press
Taylor, Jill Bolte
Cerebrovascular disease
Medical - General
Diseases - Nervous System (incl. Brain)
Personal Memoirs
Large type books
Cerebrovascular disease -- Patients.
Edition Description:
Large Print
Large Print:
Thorndike Core
Publication Date:
October 2008
8.50x5.70x1.00 in. 1.00 lbs.

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My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey (Large Print) (Core)
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