Jill Bolte Taylor is an American neuroanatomist, author, and inspirational public speaker. Bolte Taylor began to study about. My Stroke of Insight () is a non-fiction book by American author Jill Bolte Taylor. In it, she tells of her experience in of having a stroke in her left. The astonishing New York Times bestseller that chronicles how a brain scientist’s own stroke led to enlightenment On December 10, , Jill Bolte Taylor.
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This is, in essence, a self help book marked by the author’s inflated with due reason, I know sense of self and a few interesting hill about brain chemistry. I heard a little voice insiht, “OK. These “stories ” she quickly found felt true but often were completely wrong due to lack of information.
Here I am with my mama, who is a true angel in my life. I just wish she’d stuck more with the actual story of it than venture into lectures ala John Bradshaw and Joel Osteen. Because I could not identify the position of my body in space, I felt enormous and expansive, like a genie just liberated from her bottle. The language side, helps modify and manage the sensory experience of the right jipl.
And I thought that was an idea worth spreading.
Let’s get a few things straight: She gets very metaphysical, and to me it seems like she takes her internal sensations as facts. The author, although very well versed in brain anatomy, has a poor understanding of how intensive care and hospital care really work–but because of her degree and viewpoint, people may mistake her opinions for truth. To have suffered such a traumatic brain injury and live to tell about it in such detail is amazing.
Because of her understanding of the brain, her respect for the cells in her body, and an amazing mother, Jill completely r Jill Taylor was a year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist when a blood vessel exploded in her brain. Having a stroke sucks!
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She speaks quite a bit about how she made a conscious decision during her recovery to retain access to these states and to keep these pathways open as she brought her left brain back online. View all 14 comments.
If it were that easy to attain ultimate peace and nirvana, there would be no more wars, no need for psychotherapy, and mental illness would be a thing of the past. Some sections are highly repetitive, I was confused about certain aspects of her level of functioning and recovery, and the flow of the narrative was very uneven.
Jill deplored those doctors who tell their stroke patients ” if you haven’t regained skills within 6 months you never will.
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey
Feb 21, bup rated it liked it Shelves: I felt that the entire book was her outcry to the world, her defense about her embarrassment of being a stroke victim and to show how actually competent she was the entire time. She has a point — but I didn’t really appreciate the feeling that I was reading a self-help book with no clear path to actually helping one’s self! She had said what she had to say, which was mainly an account of a true experience, but then she kept commenting on it, kept commenting, kept commenting.
And right here, right now, we are brothers and sisters on this planet, here to make the world a better place.
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Our right human hemisphere is all about this present moment. I give my story-teller full permission to whine rampantly between It doesn’t care or know if these are true Bolte Taylor’s February TED Conference nisight  about her memory of the stroke  became an Internet sensation, resulting in widespread attention and interest around the world.
Jill talked about her surprise at how once her left brain started functioning again it was very quick to make up stories to explain things The 11 speakers in this All-Stars session specialize in areas of the brain as diverse as personality, trauma and gender, but they all agree: And I thought, “That’s very peculiar.
The impact provides more help to us, average joes and jills than millions of dollars in donations to brain research.
Taylor’s slow recovery with her damaged brain. Linear thinking, logic, language, and math skills are primarily grounded in the left hemisphere.
Jill Bolte Taylor
We can all say yes or no to get someone off our back It is Taylor’s first book. I am an energy-being connected to the energy all around me through the consciousness of my right hemisphere. So I go into my business room, I pull out a three-inch stack of business cards.
On December 10,Dr.
I wanted my doctors to focus on how my brain was working rather than on whether it worked according to their criteria or timetable. I like understatement and this book doesn’t do a lot of bolye. With the section of her brain that controls physical boundaries offline, she felt fluid, open, and one with everything around her.
So who stro,e we? Five stars for the fascinating insight into strokes and brain function minus one star for the overly cutesy writing towards the end.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Partly because of her training and knowledge and partly, I suspect, because of the way the stroke’s effects developed and progressed, she was able to observe herself and analyze the process as it was happening and somehow remembered or recovered this information later — which seems to me the amazing part perhaps a little too amazing? Information, in the form of energy, streams in simultaneously through all of our sensory systems and then it explodes into this enormous collage of what this present moment looks like, what this present moment smells like and tastes like, what it feels like and what it sounds like.
For example, you know how there’s a bunch of current pop psychology books about how train our brains and how to break bad habits and develop good habits?