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. Jill Bolte Taylor was in her late 30s when a blood vessel exploded in her brain. The irony? Taylor is a neurological researcher. While a stroke. 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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No educated medical professional would accuse a stroke victim of being stupid–and yet she seems to feel the need to show everyone how smart and aware she is. Open Jil, See a Problem?

Mar 12, Antonia rated it it was ok Shelves: This is an incredible story from a medical standpoint, very intriguing and informative. She lost use of the left side of her brain the analytical part and actually seemed to enjoy simply using her right brain for a insighh, not worrying about her ego, feeling compassion and inner peace, etc.

The insighy loves stories My Stroke of Insight: I wanted to like this book more than I actually did. 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 tayllor was the point where the repetition got out of control. The physiology and knowledge was informative and I thought I learned a lot about my own biology. And really, if those cards help her start her day with a clear intention, and bring her comfort and peace, more power to her.


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Jill Bolte Taylor

I am a wonderful living being capable of beaming my energy into the world, only because of them. Pages to import images to Wikidata. If she tells us once, she tells us a hundred times. Oh how lovely the ztroke and everyone in it! I particularly liked the earlier chapters and Taylor’s insigjt of what she experienced when the stoke occurred she was alone in her apartment and the immediate aftermath, the progressive loss of function.

It is life-enhancing and thought provoking, two things you don’t get every day. Ignorant to the degree of danger my body was in, I balanced my weight against the shower wall. I can’t imagine the strength required for the journey she went through. Not only did she return to teaching, she wrote this book–an intimate account of her brain, during the stroke and during her recovery, AND the by-far best description of right and left brain activity.

Trust that my brain can always continue to learn. But perhaps most important, it’s that little voice that says to me, “I am.

June 25, We are experiencing technical difficulties. And in that moment, I knew that I was no longer the choreographer of my life.


A Brain Scientist With A ‘Stroke Of Insight’ : NPR

A first-hand account of being afflicted by a brain bleed with aphasia, or bolhe to produce language, and other losses of function is priceless. But the “new world” that Cherkaoui is exploring is current theories about the brain, and the text that the 17 dancers speak during the first moments of the minute work comes from My Stroke of Insightneuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor’s uncanny recollection of her stroke.

To offer opportunities for learning by experience.

Sometimes I see kids who flip between one side and the other Four stars for her observations about medical care and the attitudes of doctors and nurses and visitors. Although hemorrhagic strokes are the least common kind of stroke, we see them all the time where I work. Dazed, I felt the frequency of shooting pangs escalate inside my brain, and I realized that this exercise regime was probably not a good idea.

Is there a ‘life message’ here not to be missed? I was momentarily privy to a precise and experiential understanding of how hard the fifty trillion cells in my knsight and body were working in perfect unison to maintain the flexibility and integrity of my physical form.