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My Stroke of Insight A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey

ISBN-10: 1430300612

ISBN-13: 9781430300618

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jill Bolte Taylor

List price: $19.99
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Jill Taylor was a 37-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist when a blood vessel exploded in her brain. Through the eyes of a curious scientist, she watched her mind deteriorate whereby she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. Because of her understanding of the brain, her respect for the cells in her body, and an amazing mother, Jill completely recovered. In My Stroke of Insight, she shares her recommendations for recovery and the insight she gained into the unique functions of the two halves of her brain. When she lost the skills of her left brain, her consciousness shifted away from normal reality where she felt "at one with the universe." Taylor helps others not only rebuild their brains from trauma, but helps those of us with normal brains better understand how we can consciously influence the neural circuitry underlying what we think, how we feel and how we react to life's circumstances.
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Publisher: Lulu Enterprises Inc.
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 188
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Jill Bolte Taylor is a neuroanatomist who teaches at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Bloomington, Indiana. She is the National Spokesperson for the Mentally Ill for the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center (Brain Bank) and the Consulting Neuroantomist for the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute. Since 1993 she has been an active member of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Her story has been featured on the PBS program Understanding Amazing Brain, among others. She was interviewed on NPR�s Infinite Mind and ABC News, and was named one of The 100 of the World�s Most Influential People of 2008 in Time Magazine.