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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Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight | TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript | TED

For her book and public outreach related to strokes, in May she was named to Time Magazine ‘s Time list of the most influential people in the world. So many parents panic when they discover their child has an imaginary friend, or when they talk about fantasy characters as though they are real Today I almost can’t tell that Bo,te had one. And yet from the way s I absolutely couldn’t stand this book. See 2 questions about My Stroke of Insight….

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That thought interests me enormously. In the meantime, for 45 minutes, the hemorrhage is getting bigger in my left hemisphere. There is one in my car in case I need one while I am at a hospital. Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. I still knew volumes of information and I was simply going to have to figure out how to access it again. I have found it fascinating to listen to the story, especially considering the author is the narrator.

Taylor compares her stroke to being like an infant again. 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?


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

The audiences for these things are really different, and to successfully blend them would take a much more compelling writing style than Taylor’s. And then it just gripped me — and then it released me. I say with sincerity, ‘I appreciate you ability to think thoughts and feel emotions, but I am really not interested in thinking these thoughts or feeling these emotions anymore.

What a fascinating and inspiring book. It’s just that most of us approach that goal through meditation, yoga, spiritual practice, or philosophy. I absolutely couldn’t stand this book.

Perhaps it just was not the book to bring on a relaxing vacation. Again this resonates very much with many of the able pupils I see who can easily become convinced that they’re interpretation of things tahlor correct even though there may be overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

Most of Jill’s book applies to any person who has experienced brain trauma, but some specific details will vary. Anyone dealing with the injured brain. I am curious, as this stroke occurred 20 years ago now inhow Taylor’s life continued to change after this altering event.

Towards the end — and this is not at all a rational reaction to the book — I began to wonder how much I liked the author as a person. So I’ve got to call help. I found it alternately fascinating and incredibly irritating. I closed the bedroom window blind to block the incoming stream of light from stinging my eyes.

A Brain Scientist With A ‘Stroke Of Insight’

I agreed with her about the importance of sleep and healing the brain–with the caveat that a patient’s safety you know, ensuring they don’t herniate their brain –should come first, depending on the gravity of the situation. It would take her eight years to fully recover. Jjill example, she speaks about how, after the stroke, she floated in a place of bliss, at one with everything. It doesn’t care or know if these tayllr true In other projects Wikiquote.


You’ve got to pay attention. I felt euphoria insigth euphoria. Ok, on the bookdarts: The cause proved to be bleeding from an abnormal congenital connection between an artery and a vein in the left hemisphere of her brain, an arteriovenous malformation AVM. She contrasts her blissful experience of right-brained living with our culture’s emphasis on the left hemisphere’s reason, task-orientation and linear thinking.

Bolte Taylor’s training is in the postmortem investigation of the human brain as it relates to schizophrenia and the severe mental illnesses.

Perhaps I didn’t read enough etroke it a proper chance. Though she could understand some words and gradually speech came back she took a very long time to relearn to interpret pencil “squiggles” and how they related to sounds. Four stars for her observations about medical care and the attitudes of doctors and nurses and visitors. The last section of the book described the right brain vs the left jlll and talked a lot about inner peace and such.

Audio and E-book versions were also released. What is it about my brother’s brain and his schizophrenia that he cannot connect his dreams to a common and shared reality, so they instead become delusion?

I’m having a stroke!

And in the course of four hours, I watched my brain completely deteriorate in its ability to process all information. Immediately, I felt a powerful and unusual sense of dissociation roll over me.

Without structure, censorship, or discipline, our thoughts run rampant on automatic. Jill Bolte Taylor was a single, year old neuroanatomist brain scientistwhen she, herself, suffered a stroke. Stay in Touch Sign up. Jill talked about the need innsight her would be teachers and helpers to be infinitely patient and kind.