My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 12, 2008 - Science - 224 pages
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The astonishing New York Times bestseller 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.
  

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This is a short book and it's also easy to read. Being quite the hypochondriac, I liked it because Jill Bolte Taylor portrays strokes as nothing to be afraid of. In fact, for her it was a lifechanging ... Read full review

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After reading the first few chapters, I didn't think I would like this book at all. It is written in such a pretentious and flamboyant language that I couldn't help but laugh at times. I also think ... Read full review

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INTRODUCTION
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THIRTEEN
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FIFTEEN
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