A New York Times Best seller Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor was chosen as one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2008. Jill Bolte Taylor was a 37 year old Harvard;trained and published brain scientist when a blood vessel exploded in her brain. Through the eyes of a curious neuroanatomist; she watched her mind completely deteriorate whereby she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. Because of her understanding of how the brain works, her respect for the cells composing her human form, and an amazing mother, Jill completely recovered her mind, brain and body. In My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey, Jill shares with us her recommendations for recovery and the insight she gained into the unique functions of the right and left halves of her brain. In the absence of her left brain's neural circuitry her consciousness shifted into present moment thinking whereby she experienced herself at one with the universe.