My stroke of insight :
(Audiobook CD)

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Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, [2008].
9781415960950, 141596095X


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Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, [2008].
Audiobook CD
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5 audio discs (5 hrs., 44 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
9781415960950, 141596095X


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"On the morning of December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist, experienced a massive stroke when a blood vessel exploded in the left side of her brain. A neuroanatomist by profession, she observed her own mind completely deteriorate to the point that she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life, all within the space of four brief hours. As the damaged left side of her brain--the rational, grounded, detail- and time-oriented side--swung in and out of function, Taylor alternated between two distinct and opposite realities: the euphoric nirvana of the intuitive and kinesthetic right brain, in which she felt a sense of complete well-being and peace, and the logical, sequential left brain, which recognized Jill was having a stroke and enabled her to seek help before she was lost completely. In MY STROKE OF INSIGHT, Taylor shares her unique perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery, and the sense of omniscient understanding she gained from this unusual and inspiring voyage out of the abyss of a wounded brain. It would take eight years for Taylor to heal completely. Because of her knowledge of how the brain works, her respect for the cells composing her human form, and most of all an amazing mother, Taylor completely repaired her mind and recalibrated her understanding of the world according to the insights gained from her right brain that morning of December 10th. A fascinating journey into the mechanics of the human mind, MY STROKE OF INSIGHT is both a valuable recovery guide for anyone touched by a brain injury and an emotionally stirring testimony that deep internal peace truly is accessible to anyone at any time"
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Taylor, J. B. (2008). My stroke of insight : (Library edition.). Books on Tape.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Taylor, Jill Bolte, 1959-. 2008. My Stroke of Insight :. Books on Tape.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Taylor, Jill Bolte, 1959-. My Stroke of Insight : Books on Tape, 2008.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Taylor, Jill Bolte. My Stroke of Insight : Library edition., Books on Tape, 2008.

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