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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The left cerebral hemisphere is supposed to be the coldly logical, verbal and dominant half of the brain, while the srroke developed a reputation as the imaginative side, emotional, spatially aware but suppressed.

I am serious about not hooking into those negative loops of thought. Overall, I really liked this book. It is Taylor’s first book.

Her Recommendations for Recovery in the back ought to be posted in all healthcare facilities. I was really, really wanting to love this book. That was our strategy if I couldn’t find the old file; we made it a point to make a new one.

A Brain Scientist With A ‘Stroke Of Insight’

What is going on? I can’t imagine the strength required for the journey she went through. On the other hand, everything is so positive – she’s nothing but grateful for every person and every experience – that it can be trying to read.

I give my story-teller full permission to whine rampantly between It took her eight years to make a full recovery. I would now like to preface the rest of my analytical, left-brain comments by saying that: She then describes the day of her stroke, combining recollections of her experience with reminders of the science behind the events that occurred.


It took me eight years to completely recover. To offer opportunities for learning by experience. Taylor went on and on about how she chooses to remain positive. If she tells us once, she tells us a hundred times. Right here, right now, I can step into the consciousness of my right hemisphere, where we are.

My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor | : Books

For example, boltee know how there’s a bunch of current pop psychology books about how train our brains and botle to break bad habits and develop good habits? And so I say to him — clear in my mind, I say to him: 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. The choreography is based on the ramifications of a single resonant idea: I just wish she’d stuck more with the actual story of it than venture into lectures ala John Bradshaw and Joel Osteen.

It’s definitely been on my mind for the past few days, despite oof irritation with it. The cause proved to be bleeding from an abnormal congenital connection between an artery and a vein in the left hemisphere of her brain, an arteriovenous malformation AVM. So I go into my business room, I pull out a three-inch stack of business cards.

Jill Bolte Taylor’s mother, G. How much is accurate, how much a plausible reconstruction?

However, from a writing perspective, I was not a fan. The good things I took away insihgt this: And then I would wait for what I call a wave of clarity.

The narrative is pages. And I’m asking myself, “What is wrong with me? Bolte Taylor’s February TED Conference talk [4] about her memory of the stroke [5] became an Internet sensation, resulting in widespread attention and interest around the world. Just like someone took a remote control and pushed the mute button. 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 sttoke 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.


Although hemorrhagic strokes are the least common kind of stroke, we see them all the time where I work.

My Stroke of Insight

Francine Benes, in the Harvard Department of Psychiatry. On December 10,Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain.

We can all say yes or no to get someone off our back To start, it would have benefited from better editing. This is so cool! And again, my left hemisphere comes online and it says, “Hey! Jul 03, Minutes. To ask other readers questions about My Stroke of Insightplease sign up. Maybe more of us need to do that. Or else I’ll just put it out of my head forever and sell my copy online.