May 31, 2019
Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained neuroanatomist (brain scientist) who had a rare form of stroke on the left side of her brain in 1996. Within the span of four hours, she could not speak, read, walk, write, or remember anything from her past. She was able to understand what was happening to her while it was happening – and decided to undergo eight years of rehabilitation to bring the world her new and deepened understanding of the human brain and how the two hemispheres work together to create our reality.
She gave the first TED talk that went viral, has been named to Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2008, and her book is a NYT bestseller.
In this My Stroke of Insight book review, Misty and Lisa gloss through a few, but mainly cover these chapters:
If you'd like to read the book, you can purchase it here.
You can visit Dr. Bolte Taylor’s website here.
You can watch her TED talk (the first TED talk to ever go viral) here!
We also recommend her interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air.
And here's the incredible story of actress Emilia Clarke's two life-threatening aneurysms, originally published in The New Yorker.
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