Jill Bolte Taylor is an American neuroanatomist, author, and inspirational public speaker. Bolte Taylor began to study about. 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. 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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Anyone looking to improve their quality of life. A first-hand account of being afflicted by a brain bleed with aphasia, or inability to produce language, and other losses of function is priceless.

Jun 05, Homeschoolmama rated it it was ok. And then I realized what a tremendous gift this experience could be, what a stroke of insight this could be to how we live our lives. And it just gripped me — and then it released me. And rea The author, an accomplished neuroanatomist, suffers a massive CVA at the age of It’s just that most of us approach that goal through meditation, yoga, spiritual practice, or philosophy.

That was our strategy if I couldn’t find the old file; we made it a point to make a new one. And I’m not saying Taylor had an easy time of it, but she does romanticize the whole process which culminates in her ability to be ” one ” with the universe.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I am an energy-being connected to the energy all around me through the consciousness of my right hemisphere. Yet the right brain is linked to high creativity Published November 1st by Lulu.

Short of having a stroke, all we get is advice that amounts to: Want to Read saving….

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 talor, and the logical, sequential left brain, which recognized she was having a stroke and enabled her to seek help before she was completely lost.


No one routinely does a brain scan when diagnosing ASD Trust that my brain can always continue to learn. But then I realized, “But I’m still alive! I read the whole book.

Jlil I remember thinking, there’s no way I would ever be able to squeeze the enormousness of myself back inside this tiny little body.

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. I suspect that this book is the haylor of divided intentions about its goals and audience — perhaps between the author and her editor, or between the author’s two brain halves, I don’t know.

Then I realized, “Oh my gosh! Had I known that, I probably would not have read it. That kind of thing drives me insane and yes, I DO realize that I’m allowing myself to be driven insane because they try tayllr make it sound easy, and it’s not. I would guess this is highly atypical.

The recommendations at the end are important. I’d have thrown it had it not been a library book. Also, I really did approach this expecting to really, really like it, so this one can’t be blamed on a negative attitude.

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She speaks quite a bit about how she made a conscious decision during her recovery to retain access to these states and to keep these pathways open as she brought her left brain back online. And as a sister and later, as a scientist, I wanted to understand, why is it that I can take my dreams, I can connect them to my reality, and I can make my dreams come true? Jill talked about her surprise at how once her left brain started functioning again it was very quick to make up stories to explain things The point at which our sense of ourselves as individuals seeps into whatever we are as life forms.

Following her experience with stroke, in Bolte Taylor came out with the initial edition of her book My Stroke of Insight: The chance to learn about what that experience was like seemed compelling enough to me to start reading the book.


Fascinated and riveted by moving toys. It took me 45 minutes to get one inch down inside of that stack of cards. Pages to import images to Wikidata. But I think this book would have been much more valuable had Bolte Taylor used her scientifically trained left-brain to more clearly separate her anecdotal experience and beliefs what science actually tells us about our fascinating brains.

Jill Bolte Taylor

Given not enough information, the left hemisphere will make stuff up and make us believe it’s true. Ok, on the bookdarts: I was also fascinated by her account of the first few hours spent in a hospital bed- where we first witness the result of the damage acquired, clearly shown in the eccentric and freakishly mind-blowing way her brain experienced and processed colours, mu and people.

Here’s what I wrote a few days ago: The most interesting point of the book, I guess, is the way Jill Bolte Taylor gains access to the deep peace part of her brain, through the experience of damage.

Bloomington, IndianaU. When I woke later that afternoon, I was shocked to discover that I was still alive. She moved into that role full time. I love reading about the brain.

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

Which is also the only reason I can think of to explain her medical collegue not calling for an ambulance after she contacted him. She was so acutely aware of what was happening – enough to describe in full detail here – but unable to really do anything about it.

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She then describes the day of her stroke, combining recollections of her experience with reminders of the science tyalor the events that occurred. Moment by moment, I make the choice to either hook into my neurocircuitry or move back into the present moment, allowing that reaction to melt away as fleeting physiology.

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