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Rose
11-16-2011, 08:51 PM
My Stroke of Insight is an inspiring book about a 37 year old woman (Jill Bolte Taylor) who is a brain-scientist and had a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain. Here is her story...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyyjU8fzEYU

Here is a link to her web-site...http://drjilltaylor.com/

Richard Amiel McGough
11-16-2011, 09:07 PM
My Stroke of Insight is an inspiring book about a 37 year old woman (Jill Bolte Taylor) who is a brain-scientist and had a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain. Here is her story...

That is the best introductory book to the science of the brain hemispheres I know of. I loved it. It was anecdotal yet scientifically accurate, and the most amazing thing is that Jill was able to come back and tell us about what it was like to have the "internal chatter" of her verbal left brain turned off. She described it as oceanic - like nirvana. Feeling she was at one with the world. That's the Right Brain mode of consciousness. Of course, no one would get anything done if that were their only state of consciousness, and that's why we need our Left Brain like an "emissary" to go out into the world and accomplish tasks. And that's great as long as the Left Brain knows who it's master is. Unfortunately, our current western civilization enables the Left Brain to forget it's master - and this is the topic of a much more advanced study The Master and His Emissary by Iain McGilchrist.

Here's a video of him talking about his thesis "THe Divided Brain and the Making of Western Civilization" -


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbUHxC4wiWk&feature=results_video&playnext =1&list=PL44951B8919E56D2E