My stroke of insight : a brain scientist's personal journey

Taylor, Jill Bolte, 1959-

Publication Details Click to collapse Cite/Export

  • Creator Jill Bolte Taylor
  • Format Books
  • Publication First Viking edition. New York : Viking, 2008. ©2006
  • Physical Details
    • 183 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780670020744, 0670020745
  • OCLC ocn228441969

Summary

  • On the morning of December 10, 1996, Taylor, a brain scientist, experienced a massive stroke. She observed her own mind completely deteriorate. Now she shares her unique perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery.

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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