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My Stroke of Insight - 06 edition

My Stroke of Insight (ISBN10: 0452295548; ISBN13: 9780452295544)
ISBN13: 978-0452295544
ISBN10: 0452295548

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, ...show more 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 06
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Plume Books
Published: 05/26/2009
International: No



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New York, NY 2009 Trade paperback Very good. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 206 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white. Audience: General/trade. (52512)FOLLOWING SPECIAL DESCRIPTION CAREFUL ...show moreLY: This sale is for a Soft Cover Book: Contains No Marking, Highlight, Answers for most Questions, Notes, Names, Marker s Marks, and/Under-lining. Back and front cover and binding are not (WRINKLE & CREASED). This book has (NO)Water damaged, winkle pages. If you ve received the item and you are not at most 65% satisfied with this item, return the item. ...show less
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New York 2009 Soft Cover Fourth Impression Very Good in Paperback jacket 8vo. pp. xvi 206, "In 1996, 37-year-old neuroanatomist Taylor experienced a massive stroke that erased her abilities to walk, ...show more talk, do mathematics, read, or remember details. Her remarkable story details her slow recovery of those abilities (and the cultivation of new ones) and recounts exactly what happened with her brain. Read proficiently by the author, this is a fascinating memoir of the brain's remarkable resiliency and of one woman's determination to regain her faculties and recount her experience for the benefit of others. Taylor repeatedly describes her "stroke of insight"-a tremendous gratitude for, and connection with, the cells of her body and of every living thing-and says that although she is fully recovered, she is not the same driven, type-A scientist that she was before the stroke. Her holistic approach to healing will be valuable to stroke survivors and their caregivers, who can pick up suggestions from Taylor's moving ...show less
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