My Stroke of Insight A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey

ISBN-10: 0452295548
ISBN-13: 9780452295544
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/26/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

The astonishing New York Timesbestseller that chronicles how a brain scientist’s own stroke led to enlightenment On December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven- year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain. As she observed her mind deteriorate to the point that she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life—all within four hours—Taylor alternated between the euphoria 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 she was having a stroke and enabled her to seek help before she was completely lost. It would take her eight years to fully recover. For Taylor, her stroke was a blessing and a revelation. It taught her that by “stepping to the right” of our left brains, we can uncover feelings of well-being that are often sidelined by “brain chatter.” Reaching wide audiences through her talk at the Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) conference and her appearance on Oprah’s online Soul Series, Taylor provides a valuable recovery guide for those touched by brain injury and an inspiring testimony that inner peace is accessible to anyone.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Heart to Heart, Brain to Brain
Jill's Pre-Stroke Life
Simple Science
Hemispheric Asymmetries
Morning of the Stroke
Orchestrating My Reduce
My Return to the Still
Bare to the Bone
Neurological Intensive Care
Day Two: The Morning After
Day Three: G.G. Comes to Town
Healing and Preparing for Surgery
Stereotactic Craniotomy
What I Needed the Most
Milestones for Recovery
My Stroke of Insight
My Right and Left Minds
Own Your Power
Cells and Multidimensional Circuitry
Finding Your Deep Inner Peace
Tending the Garden
Resources
Recommendation for Recovery
Appendix A
Appendix B
The Harvard Brian Bank
Index

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