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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However, he didn’t read the whole book. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Having to relearn not simply how to walk, move her body in space but how to interpret the visual information in front of her Taylor was 36, and alone at home, when she had her stroke. I like understatement and this book doesn’t do a lot of that. Jill Bolte Taylor is an American neuroanatomist, author, and public speaker. It took me 45 minutes to get one inch down inside of that stack of cards.

It’s been a joy. I found it alternately fascinating and incredibly irritating. I would be highly concerned for family members of my patients and what they may take away from reading this book. Four stars for the accessible explanations of brain function and warning signs of stroke.

My Stroke of Insight – Wikipedia

Information, in the form of energy, streams in simultaneously through all of our sensory systems and then it explodes into this enormous collage of what this present moment looks like, what this present moment smells like and tastes like, what it feels like and what it sounds like. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Instead of taking this opportunity to truly examine the human condition of stroke victims everywhere, she makes a narcissistic, egotistical, and stoke I view as a dangerously false view of the stroke experience.


He should know because he’s had one.

When her inwight brain went offline due to the stroke, she experienced only living in her right brain –what she describes as a blissful nirvana.

He has researched the brain Neuro3X. It was not always obvious which was which, and I suspect many readers will be confused and assume her personal theories are more scientifically grounded than they actually are.

Jill Bolte Taylor – Wikipedia

After Bolte Taylor’s representative, transmedia agent and attorney Ellen Stieflerconducted an auction for worldwide publishing rights to “My Stroke of Insight,” Penguin won the book. It seemed odd that I could sense the inner activities of my brain as it adjusted and readjusted all of the opposing muscle groups in my lower extremities to prevent me from falling over. Instead, my verbal thoughts were now inconsistent, fragmented, and interrupted by an intermittent silence. Ultimately, jiill, I was disappointed by a number of things about this book.

The need to show not tell.

Jill Bolte Taylor

View all 4 comments. When I first heard the title, I thought it was very clever. Which would you choose? And because I could no longer identify the boundaries of my body, I felt enormous and expansive. All in all, I’d like to hear accounts of other left-brain stroke survivors, to see if they had similar experiences to her.

But first, let me tell you more about what’s so valuable about this book. It brought me to the realization that, in addition to having problems with coordination and equilibrium, my ability to process incoming sound auditory information was erratic.

She says the experience provided unexpected wisdom. Some parts of her job are too stressing and now too difficult, so she works out a different job description with her boss. Apr 08, Elyse Walters rated it it was taylkr.

She described her experience of having a stroke, the loss of her faculties, her surgery, and recovery over a period of almost a decade, to someone like the woman she was before the stroke. This book had quite an interesting effect as soon as it haylor the house. She calls it tending our garden. Our left hemisphere is all about the past and it’s all about the future. 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.


And in this moment we are perfect, we are whole and we are beautiful.

I am serious about not hooking into those negative loops of thought. It completely blows my mind whenever I think about it. 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. View all 5 comments. And I felt lighter in my body.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. When this fascinating book, My Stroke of Insight, came into my life This book is reassuring in many ways. June 25, Taylor compares her stroke to being like an infant again. This frustrated me, and I felt she could have condensed things from 20 chapters to about 8. I’ve got to call work. And then I lost my balance, and I’m propped up against the wall.

Taylor is a brain scientist who had a stroke and recovered enough to write about it. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. We don’t judge people who are having strokes because they cannot speak properly–we care for them, we monitor them, we help them.

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