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    DescriptionOn the morning of the 10th December 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke when a blood vessel exploded in the left side of her brain. A neuroanatomist by profession, she observed her own mind completely deteriorate to the point that she lost the ability to walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life, all within the space of four hours. As the damaged left side of her brain - the rational, logical, detail and time-oriented side - swung in an out of function, Taylor alternated between two distinct and opposite realities: the euphoric Nirvana of the intuitive and emotional right brain, in which she felt a sense of complete well-being and peace; and the logical left brain, that realized Jill was having a stroke and enabled her to seek help before she was lost completely. In My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey, Taylor brings to light a new perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery that she gained through the intimate experience of awakening her own injured mind. The journey to recovery took eight years for Jill to feel completely healed. Using her knowledge of how the brain works, her respect for the cells composing her human form, and an amazing mother, Taylor completely repaired her mind and recalibrated her understanding of the world according to the insight gained from her right brain that December morning.


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    Title
    My Stroke of Insight
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jill Bolte Taylor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 186 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 118 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780340980507
    ISBN 10: 0340980508
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.5
    BIC subject category V2: VFJB, BM
    Libri: ENGM1075, SCHK2206
    DC22: 362.196810092
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26910
    BISAC V2.8: MED035000
    Thema V1.0: VFJB, DNC
    Illustrations note
    Integrated b&w line drawings
    Publisher
    Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Imprint name
    Hodder Paperback
    Publication date
    19 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D. is a neuroanatomist affiliated with the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. She is the national spokesperson for the mentally ill at the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center (Brain Bank) and the consulting neuroanatomist for the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute. Jill Bolte Taylor will be part of Oprah's Soul Series starting on 12th May 2008. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana.
    Review quote
    This book is important for everyone ... I love this book Oprah Winfrey A unique insight into human consciousness and its possibilities The Times the incredible story of the neuroscientist who rebuilt her own mind after suffering a severe stroke. New Scientist