My Stroke of Insight () is a non-fiction book by American author Jill Bolte Taylor. In it, she tells of her experience in of having a stroke in her left. Jill Bolte Taylor was in her late 30s when a blood vessel exploded in her brain. The irony? Taylor is a neurological researcher. While a stroke. The astonishing New York Times bestseller that chronicles how a brain scientist’s own stroke led to enlightenment On December 10, , Jill Bolte Taylor.

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Bolte Taylor began to study about severe mental illnesses because she wanted to understand what makes the brain function the way it does and the cause between her dreams becoming reality while her brother cannot connect his dreams to reality, making them a delusion.

Taylor began working in a lab in Boston where they were mapping out the brain to figure out which cells communicate with which cells.

On December 10,Dr.

Taylor had a stroke — a blood vessel had erupted on the left side of her brain. She had been able to witness her own brain begin to shut down. Within a span of four hours, she could not speak, read, walk, write or remember anything from her past. Taylor compares her stroke to being like an infant again. Her personal experience with a massive stroke, experienced in at the age of 37, and her subsequent eight-year recovery, influenced her work as a scientist and speaker.


She gave the first TED talk that ever went viral on the Internet, after which her book became a NY Times bestseller and isight published in 30 languages.

Bolte Taylor’s training is in the postmortem investigation of the human brain as it relates to schizophrenia and the severe mental illnesses.

For her book and public outreach related to strokes, in May she was named to Time Magazine ‘s Time strlke of the most influential ji,l in the world. On December 10,Bolte Taylor woke up to discover that she was experiencing a stroke.

The cause proved to be bleeding from an abnormal congenital connection between an artery and a vein in the left hemisphere of her brain, an arteriovenous malformation AVM. Three weeks later, on December 27,she underwent major brain surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital MGH to remove a golf ball-sized clot that was placing pressure on the language insoght in the left hemisphere of her brain.

Following her experience with stroke, in Bolte Taylor came out with the initial edition of her book My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey[3] about her recovery from the stroke and the insights she has gained into the workings of her brain because of it. Bolte Taylor’s February TED Conference talk [4] about her memory of the stroke [5] became an Internet sensation, resulting in widespread attention and interest around the world.

It became the second most viewed TED talk of all time.

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After Bolte Taylor’s representative, transmedia agent and attorney Ellen Stieflerconducted an auction for worldwide publishing rights to “My Stroke of Insight,” Penguin won the book. My Stroke of Insight is available in over 30 languages.

The “new world” that Cherkaoui is exploring, however, is current theories about the brain, and the text that the seventeen dancers speak during the first moments of the minute work comes from My Stroke of Insightneuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor’s uncanny recollection of her stroke. The choreography is based on the ramifications of a single resonant idea: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

For other uses, see Jill Taylor disambiguation. Louisville, KentuckyU. Archived from the original on February 6, My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey. My stroke of insight”. The New York Times. Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history. In other projects Wikiquote.

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