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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Through the eyes of a curious scientist, she watched her mind deteriorate whereby she could not walk, talk, read, stroie, or recall any of her life. Ok, here’s the strok. In the latter section of tayloe book, she offers a list of techniques she feels anyone can use to help open up pathways to the expanded capacities of their own right brains. She was functioning enough barely to be able to call for help when she realized she was having a stroke.

Time is brain, people! It was because of this section that I decided to go with 3-stars for the review – the beginning was 2-star territory for me.

Taylor had a stroke — a blood vessel had erupted on the left side of her brain. Unfortunately, this led boltte to have more and more doubts about the veracity of the story she recounted in the early chapters. Jill did not get help immediately, and by the time she realized she needed help, she was almost incapable of calling for same, which further delayed her treatment.

My Stroke of Insight – Wikipedia

Read it Forward Read it first. Trust that my brain can always continue to learn.

Refresh and try again. In other projects Wikiquote. Taylor went on and on about how she chooses to remain positive. The physiology and knowledge was informative and I thought I learned a lot about my own biology.


I expected to read a memoir of sorts. For me, the most fascinating part of this book is the description of the actual stroke and the immediate aftermath. I read the whole book. Also, I really did approach this expecting to really, really like it, so this one can’t be blamed on a negative attitude.

To be touched, tasted, experienced. Light burned my brain like wildfire, and sounds were so loud and chaotic that I could not pick a voice out from the background noise, and I just wanted to escape. She takes the reader through the events of her stroke and the recovery. I also think she gives some good advice to help people find those states themselves without having to have a stroke to get there.

Nov 29, Natalie rated it it was ok Shelves: Jill Bolte Taylor is living proof. And we can instruct it what to pay attention to. And every step is very rigid and very deliberate. Anyway, this book gets 5 stars alone for Appendix B in the back. I put in 8 bookdarts. Anyway, as much as Susan and I rolled our eyes at some of the passages, it still made us more hopeful I need another word for hope – is there one?

And all I could detect was this energy — energy. Since the hemorrhage, my eyes have been opened to how much choice I actually have about what goes on between my ears.

Bolte Taylor began to study about severe mental illnesses because she wanted to understand what makes the brain function the way it does ky the cause between her dreams becoming reality while her brother cannot connect his dreams to reality, making them a delusion. To have suffered such a traumatic brain injury and live to tell about it in such detail is amazing. I have children on my caseload like that I do not understand numbers, I do not understand the telephone, but it’s the only plan I have.


Here I am with my mama, who is a true angel in my life.

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

Let’s see how many I have the energy to share with you. Anyone dealing with the injured brain. Linear thinking, logic, language, and math skills are primarily grounded in the left strokd. Imagine trying to be in the world where you suddenly can’t talk and can’t read! Fortunately, with the extreme patience and love of her mother, she eventually regains enough function to live on her own and resume work.

If a woman can recover – basically completely – from the size of a stroke she had, then there’s hope for everybody. It’s a little bit spiritual, a tiny bit ‘new-agey.

Apr 08, Elyse Walters rated it it was amazing. She wasn’t able to talk, but he recognized her sounds.

Then all of a sudden my left hemisphere comes back online and it says to me, “Hey! That was our strategy if I couldn’t find the old file; we made it a point to make a new one.

The brain is ridiculously amazing. The information in this book could have been stopped at phamplet size. This made me think about the need to cherish this wide eyed wonder in our children because this is part of learning We can learn from this insight Just like someone took a remote control and pushed the mute button.