My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey (Paperback)
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August 2012 Indie Next List
“Dr. Taylor's misfortune in suffering a stroke at age 37 becomes the reader's good fortune. Learning first-hand about the experience of having a stroke, as well as about the recovery process, from a brain scientist makes for fascinating book group discussions. We have so much to learn about our brain functions, and Jill Taylor is a wonderful teacher!”
— Dee Robinson, Village Books, Bellingham, WA
About the Author
Jill Bolte Taylor is a neuroanatomist who teaches at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Bloomington, Indiana. She is the National Spokesperson for the Mentally Ill for the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center (Brain Bank) and the Consulting Neuroantomist for the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute. Since 1993 she has been an active member of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Her story has been featured on the PBS program "Understanding Amazing Brain", among others. She was interviewed on NPR's Infinite Mind and ABC News, and was named one of The 100 of the World's Most Influential People of 2008 in "Time Magazine".