My Stroke of Insight : A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey (Paperback)

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Publisher Large Print Press
Mfg Part# 9781594133374
SKU 210823956
Format Paperback Large Print
ISBN10 1594133379
Release Date 5/26/2009
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.75H x 5.5L x 0.75T
"Taylor's book offers accessible explanations of neuroscience along with recovery advice for the 700,000 Americans who suffer strokes each year. But what elevates her vivid recounting of her stroke beyond the boundaries of personal memoir is the insight of a right brain unharnessed from the left's organizing control."
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Annotation When Jill Bolte Taylor suffered a massive left-hemisphere stroke at the age of 37, she was uniquely qualified to understand the mechanics what was occurring inside her brain. As a neuroanatomist, she realized what was happening to her even as, over the course of four hours, her cognitive rational mind began to deteriorate to the point that she lost her ability to walk, talk, and comprehend the concept of time. Despite the massive trauma, and years of rehabilitation before she could operate normally, Taylor was amazed and delighted at her new appreciation of her healthy right brain: she founds herself in a world of euphoric sensory experience, a kind of primitive and powerful awareness that humans have mostly forgotten in their abstract, conceptual, left-brain lives. Her memoir is a redemptive story of illness and recovery, as well as a fascinating scientific exploration of the human nervous system, and how unaware we are of its many secrets.

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