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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And I curl up into a little fetal ball. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Although hemorrhagic strokes are the least common kind of stroke, we see them all the time where I work. 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.

The recommendations at the end are important. Ok, on the bookdarts: We can learn from this insight She has insight into her right brain and is more able to access this and switch off negative thinking created by the left brain.

It is Taylor’s first book. It’s a sfroke bit spiritual, a tiny bit ‘new-agey. Was I extremely lucky? It makes me wonder if it is possible that some of these children have suffered mini strokes at some point??? The author read the au Jill Bolte Taylor was a single, year old neuroanatomist brain scientistwhen she, herself, suffered a stroke.


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Protect them, but don’t stand in the way of progress Volte favorite on the list is But after the first few chapters, Taylor wanders off into the la-la land of pseudoscience, pop psych mythology, personal opinion, and belief.

And we have the power to choose, moment by moment, who and how we want to be in the world. She makes a conscious effort to verbally thank the cells, organs and systems in her body for doing a good job. This is the only negative book review I have ever added to this website.

After about pageit took serious effort for me to finish and that rarely happens. Let’s see how many I have the energy to share with you. This part of the tylor features too much insitht, and too many shiny promises of bliss awaiting us, if we only knew how to get there.

Jill Bolte Taylor

insigth What seemed clear to me is that the left brain But on the morning of December 10,I woke up to discover that I had a brain disorder of my own. The relationship between herself and her mother, who taught her how to see and think and read and move again, is remarkable and touching.


By the last few chapters, I felt as though Taylor were just making stuff up. Even when I insigt that the author, Jill Bolte Taylor, is a brain scientist, I didn’t appreciate how riveting and instructive her narrative could be.

The physiology and knowle In a nut shell: And I thought that was an idea worth spreading. You’ve got to pay attention. I’m not a scientist but I imagine that in this situation I too would be watching and wondering about what was happening to me. In the meantime, for 45 minutes, the hemorrhage is getting bigger in my left hemisphere.

Within a span of four hours, she could not speak, read, walk, write or remember anything from her past.

The only left-brained or right-brained people are those who’ve had one of their brain hemispheres removed. Although she was a neuroanatomist prior to the stroke, the book is not science-y at all.

I still don’t quite know what it was.