My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
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,... show more
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.
Publish date: November 1st 2006
Pages no: 188
Edition language: English
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An insider to a stroke, Jill has given a fascinating insider review of what happens when brain suffers.
What happens when a Brain Scientist suffers a brain damage due to a stroke? Write a book about it and bring others into said quirky brain of course :D
37 year old research scientist experiences an AVM-type stroke and lives to recover (over the course of 8 years) and write about. Fascinating first-person account, and rather heavy on the right-brain preference after the stroke.The most interesting chapters to me were about her experience of the stro...
This book was difficult to review. On one hand parts of the book are really well done, but the other parts are very poor. So how to you rate the whole thing?The excellent portion of this book had to do with the documentation of the stroke the author suffered at 37. Being a brain scientist by prof...
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