My Stroke of Insight

My Stroke of Insight

A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008
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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.
Publisher: [New York] : Books on Tape, 2008
ISBN: 9781415960967
Branch Call Number: e-audio
Alternative Title: Library2Go


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Harvard-educated brain scientist Jill Bote Taylor's real time description of a stroke she suffered in 1996, offering a unique and fascinating perspective on brain injury and recovery.

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Oct 22, 2016

I enjoyed her TED talk much more than her book.

Nov 09, 2015

An audiobook read by the author is always a treat to listen to. This memoir about science, ambition, compassion, and creativity is a masterstroke.

Mar 30, 2012

I found this audiobook extremely enlightening and I continue to be fascinated and amazed by the brain's plasticity. I found her personal account of stroke, recovery and reflection magnificent and I loved hearing it in her voice. What a remarkable woman to take a devastating experience and turn it into such positivity.

Jan 23, 2010

Surprisingly inspiring. The unexpected piece here is how the author's experience with her own brain and her knowledge of brain anatomy combine to give her insight into how to manage life well. I really liked it.

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