My Stroke Of Insight: A Brain Scientist'S Personal Journey Paperback – Large Print, Jun 2 2009
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'This book is important for everyone ... I love this book' -- Oprah Winfrey "Highly Recommended" 'surprisingly compelling reading' -- Good Reading 20081126 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
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. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Dr. Taylor gives hope to all who have suffered, not only stroke, but any loss of mental function --such as the tragic brain damage that follows inhalant abuse by vulnerable children and adolescents.
Dr. Taylor describes beautifully her personal growth and sublimation that followed her stroke-induced transcendental experiences.
Her mother's loving and untiring therapy -- which masterfully and intuitively engaged the healing power of brain neuroplasticity-- was truly inspirational.
I highly recommend this wonderful story of Dr. Taylor's healing journey to all mental health workers.
"The story that follows is my stroke of insight into the beauty and resiliency of the human brain. It's a personal account, as seen through the eyes of a neuroscientist [or brain scientist, which the author is], about what it felt like to experience the deterioration of my left brain [that is, the author experienced a rare form of stroke or cerebrovascular accident in the left cerebral hemisphere of her brain at age 37] and then recover [or survive] it. It is my hope that this book will offer insight into how the brain works in both wellness and in illness. Although this book is written for the general public, I hope you will share it with people you want to help recover from brain trauma [not just stroke patients] and their caregivers."
The above is found in this insightful book authored by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D. Note that this book is a record of Taylor's "personal journey" of having and recovering from a stroke. She tells us:
"Every brain has a story and this is mine."
This book falls into four parts:
This part introduces the reader to who Taylor was before she had her stroke.
Recounts the events of the morning she had her stroke. She provides a step-by-step account of the deterioration of her cognitive abilities, as seen through the eyes of a brain scientist.
Here, Taylor shares chronologically her journey to recovery.
(4) What she has learned:
That is, what Taylor has learned about the brain after having and recovering from a stroke.
This book may be unique in that the person who had the stroke was a neuroscientist, neuroanatomist,
or brain scientist.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Jill Bolte Taylor's devastating stroke is a springboard to understanding the significant differences between the left and right lobes of the human brain. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Wendy L. Francis
Style of writing easy to read. It's a must read for stroke victems and care takers and families. Also for craniotomy group as well.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Marvellous read. Informative and 'entertaining'. A must read by anyone who knows someone who has experienced a stroke. Wish I had read it sooner.Published 2 months ago by Heather Blakeborough
This book gave a knowledgeable insight into brain functioning and its ability to recover from a major insult like a stroke. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Frona Sullivan
My sister had a stroke and it helped the family in many ways 1.to understand strokes .
2.how to relate to stroke victims.
3. Read more
While I found her description of her recovery a little bit too long, her conclusions about the control we can have over the functioning of our two hemispheres of the brain are... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Marie L Stitt
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