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The Resource My stroke of insight : a brain scientist's personal journey, Jill Bolte Taylor

My stroke of insight : a brain scientist's personal journey, Jill Bolte Taylor

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My stroke of insight : a brain scientist's personal journey
Title
My stroke of insight
Title remainder
a brain scientist's personal journey
Statement of responsibility
Jill Bolte Taylor
Title variation
My stroke of insight
Title variation remainder
a brain scientists personal journey
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
On the morning of December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist, experienced a massive stroke when a blood vessel exploded in the left side of her brain. A neuroanatomist by profession, she observed her own mind completely deteriorate to the point that she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life, all within the space of four brief hours. As the damaged left side of her brain--the rational, grounded, detail- and time-oriented side--swung in and out of function, Taylor alternated between two distinct and opposite realties: the euphoric nirvana of the intuitive and kinesthetic right brain, in which she felt a sense of complete well-being and peace; and the logical, sequential left brain, which recognized Jill was having a stroke, and enabled her to seek help before she was lost completely. In My Stroke of Insight, Taylor shares her unique perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery, and the sense of omniscient understanding she gained from this unusual and inspiring voyage out of the abyss of a wounded brain. It would take eight years for Taylor to heal completely. Because of her knowledge of how the brain works, her respect for the cells composing her human form, and most of all an amazing mother, Taylor completely repaired her mind and recalibrated her understanding of the world according to the insights gained from her right brain that morning of December 10th. Today Taylor is convinced that the stroke was the best thing that could have happened to her. It has taught her that the feeling of nirvana is never more than a mere thought away. By stepping to the right of our left brains, we can all uncover the feelings of well-being and peace that are so often sidelined by our own brain chatter. A fascinating journey into the mechanics of the human mind, My Stroke of Insight is both a valuable recovery guide for anyone touched by a brain injury, and an emotionally stirring testimony that deep internal peace truly is accessible to anyone, at any time
Summary
A brain scientists recounts her experiences after suffering a stroke at the age of thirty-seven, describing her discovery of differences in the left and right side of the brain and the steps she took over a period of eight years to recover her health
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260696
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BTCTA
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1959-
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Taylor, Jill Bolte
Dewey number
362.1968
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Taylor, Jill Bolte
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Large type books
  • Taylor, Jill Bolte
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
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a brain scientist's personal journey
Label
My stroke of insight : a brain scientist's personal journey, Jill Bolte Taylor
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Publication
Note
"Unabridged."
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volume
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nc
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rdacontent
Contents
Jill's pre-stroke life -- Simple science -- Hemispheric asymmetries -- Morning of the stroke -- Orchestrating my rescue -- My return to the still -- Bare to the bone -- Neurological intensive care -- Day two : the morning after -- Day three : G.G. comes to town -- Healing and preparing for surgery -- Stereotactic craniotomy -- What I needed the most -- Milestones for recovery -- My stroke of insight -- My right and left minds -- Own your power -- Cells and multidimensional circuitry -- Finding your deep inner peace -- Tending the garden
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ocn308213709
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
290 pages
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large print
Isbn
9781594133374
Lccn
2008026287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)308213709
Label
My stroke of insight : a brain scientist's personal journey, Jill Bolte Taylor
Publication
Note
"Unabridged."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jill's pre-stroke life -- Simple science -- Hemispheric asymmetries -- Morning of the stroke -- Orchestrating my rescue -- My return to the still -- Bare to the bone -- Neurological intensive care -- Day two : the morning after -- Day three : G.G. comes to town -- Healing and preparing for surgery -- Stereotactic craniotomy -- What I needed the most -- Milestones for recovery -- My stroke of insight -- My right and left minds -- Own your power -- Cells and multidimensional circuitry -- Finding your deep inner peace -- Tending the garden
Control code
ocn308213709
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
290 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781594133374
Lccn
2008026287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)308213709

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