Posted on 05/13/2013
Within a time frame of four hours, the brain of Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D, came close to shutting down completely. A 37 yr. old woman with a doctorate degree in the workings of the brain, Jill lived, first-hand, the results of a massive stroke. Her mind deteriorated to the point that she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. Taylor alternated between two distinct realities: 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: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey, Taylor shares her unique perspective on the brain and its capacity to recover from a wounded brain to a complete recovery. This book can be found in the Redeemer Library!