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"Transformative...[Taylor's] experience...will shatter [your] own perception of the world."
"[Dr. Taylor] brings a deep personal understanding to something she long studied: that the two lobes of the brain have very different personalities."
-The New York Times
"Fascinating...invaluable...fearless...This book is about the wonder of being human."
-Robert Koehler, Tribune Media Services
Jill Bolte Taylor is a neuroanatomist who teaches at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Bloomington, Indiana. She is the National Spokesperson for the Mentally Ill for the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center (Brain Bank) and the Consulting Neuroantomist for the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute. Since 1993 she has been an active member of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Her story has been featured on the PBS program Understanding Amazing Brain, among others. She was interviewed on NPR’s Infinite Mind and ABC News, and was named one of The 100 of the World’s Most Influential People of 2008 in Time Magazine.
This book gave a knowledgeable insight into brain functioning and its ability to recover from a major insult like a stroke. Read morePublished 3 days 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 3 months ago by Marie L Stitt
Wow! What an amazing story of how precious and powerful our brains are! What a great read! I'd recommend this book to my friends, family and anyone who knows of someone who has had... Read morePublished 5 months ago by LMay
Well written, Provides much good information in regards to strokes and the brain in general. Sometimes a little
overwhelming in technicality but for the most part... Read more
Inspiring story of a neuro-scientist having a stroke herself and going through the recovery to re-learn everything.Published 5 months ago by Maria