Author(s): Jill Bolte Taylor
A New York Times Bestseller -- 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."
A US bestseller and Oprah's new webinar author, this is a brain scientist's personal experience of a stroke, her journey to recovery and rare insight into human consciousness and its possibilities for all of us
'This book is important for everyone ... I love this book' -- Oprah Winfrey
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.