My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey

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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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Want to know what it's like having a stroke from the stroke victims position, then read this book. There's also a couple of chapters of detailed brain function characteristics. You can skip this without detriment to the rest of the book. Read full review

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it give the rad this view of having a stroke and it like you a have it Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
ONE
TWO
THREE
FOUR
FIVE
SIX
SEVEN
TWELVE
THIRTEEN
FOURTEEN
FIFTEEN
SIXTEEN
SEVENTEEN
EIGHTEEN
NINETEEN

EIGHT
NINE
TEN
ELEVEN
TWENTY
Recommendations for Recovery
 
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