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

by Taylor, Jill Bolte, 1959-

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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. Full description

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Table of 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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