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My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey BOOK REVIEW My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey Jill Bolte Taylor. New York: Penguin, 2008, 193 pp., $16.00 (paperback) Jill Bolte Taylor’s book My Stroke of Insight: A of blood vessels and localized areas in the brain Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey (2008) is a first inform readers of anatomical structures in the person narrative of her stroke at the age of 37 years. brain. Chapter 2 also hosts a distinct, memorable A trained Harvard neuroscientist, Taylor was the poster of “Warning Signs of Stroke,” using the youngest member appointed to the influential mnemonic STROKE to describe the symptoms of National Alliance of Mental Illness Board of Direc- stroke and includes the emergency number 911 at tors. Her innovative lab work in neurotransmitters the bottom (p. 25). earned her the Harvard Medical School Depart- Taylor’s narrative blend of elements of educa- ment Mysell Award. Along with significant con- tion, advocacy, and inspiration makes for a genu- tributions to the field, Taylor brought creativity to inely interesting read. I recommend this book for bear as the “singing scientist,” a lively strategy that a wide audience because the “simple science,” as overcame audience aversion and increased brain Taylor describes http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rehabilitation Research, Policy and Education Springer Publishing

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey

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Springer Publishing
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© 2021 Springer Publishing Company
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2168-6653
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2168-6661
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10.1891/2168-6653.31.4.419
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BOOK REVIEW My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey Jill Bolte Taylor. New York: Penguin, 2008, 193 pp., $16.00 (paperback) Jill Bolte Taylor’s book My Stroke of Insight: A of blood vessels and localized areas in the brain Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey (2008) is a first inform readers of anatomical structures in the person narrative of her stroke at the age of 37 years. brain. Chapter 2 also hosts a distinct, memorable A trained Harvard neuroscientist, Taylor was the poster of “Warning Signs of Stroke,” using the youngest member appointed to the influential mnemonic STROKE to describe the symptoms of National Alliance of Mental Illness Board of Direc- stroke and includes the emergency number 911 at tors. Her innovative lab work in neurotransmitters the bottom (p. 25). earned her the Harvard Medical School Depart- Taylor’s narrative blend of elements of educa- ment Mysell Award. Along with significant con- tion, advocacy, and inspiration makes for a genu- tributions to the field, Taylor brought creativity to inely interesting read. I recommend this book for bear as the “singing scientist,” a lively strategy that a wide audience because the “simple science,” as overcame audience aversion and increased brain Taylor describes

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Rehabilitation Research, Policy and EducationSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 2017

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