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My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
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Unabridged CDs 5 CDs, 5 1?2 hours
A brain scientis‛s personal experience with a stroke and her journey to a full recovery.
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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.
"In 1996, 37-year-old neuroanatomist Taylor experienced a massive stroke that erased her abilities to walk, talk, do mathematics, read, or remember details. Her remarkable story details her slow recovery of those abilities (and the cultivation of new ones) and recounts exactly what happened with her brain. Read proficiently by the author, this is a fascinating memoir of the brain's remarkable resiliency and of one woman's determination to regain her faculties and recount her experience for the benefit of others. Taylor repeatedly describes her 'stroke of insight'-a tremendous gratitude for, and connection with, the cells of her body and of every living thing-and says that although she is fully recovered, she is not the same driven, type-A scientist that she was before the stroke. Her holistic approach to healing will be valuable to stroke survivors and their caregivers, who can pick up suggestions from Taylor's moving accounts of how her mother faithfully loved her back to life." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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