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My Stroke of Insight

by- Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor


Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroscientist who suffered a stroke in her mid-thirties, is the subject of My Stroke of Insight (2008). These slates tell her life story, from medical school to having a stroke to relearning how to walk, speak, and even recognise colours.

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a neuroanatomist from the United States who specialises in mental disorders. Her TED talk was the first of its kind to go viral, and it motivated many people to purchase her book, which went on to become a New York Times bestseller. Bolte Taylor was the president of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, for over a decade and is currently the NAMI president emeritus for Bloomington, Indiana.
  • Medical students
  • Friends and family members of people suffering from psychiatric disabilities or head injuries \
  • Anyone interested in understanding more about the human brain