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

Registered by quietorchid of Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on 6/10/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by quietorchid from Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Wednesday, August 21, 2013
An account of a hemoraghic stroke that a Neuroanatimist suffered at age 37. Amazing, her left hemisphere was seemingly devastated, yet with much effort, the plasticity of the brain allowed her to regain all of her abilities, memories, capabilities. Very interesting as she has made her experience into a teaching moment on exactly how it felt falling into a rabbit hole, and slowly re-emerging. Her insight was to use the positive aspects of her right brain (feeling, insight) to structure what she reconnected with her left brain.

Fly far little book!

Journal Entry 2 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Monday, September 30, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (9/30/2013 UTC) at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA

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Put into The Medicine Chest Bookbox IV to look for a new reader!

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Journal Entry 3 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Monday, October 21, 2013
Taking from the Medicine Chest IV bookbox. Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 4 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Friday, August 21, 2015
An amazing book! I couldn't put it down.

I was most intrigued by the function of the right brain, which controls our feelings of connectedness with others and with the universe. As her left brain filled with blood and shut down, Dr. Taylor felt at one with the outside world. Her physical boundaries melted away and the spiritual took precedence. It was such a pleasant experience that she truly missed this feeling as her left brain recovered its function - and she is actually glad that she had her stroke! That's a pretty strong statement.

Loved everything about this story and its telling...well, almost. Giving it 9 stars instead of 10, and for a rather petty reason: Taylor lived in my home town during this episode, and there are small factual errors in names and locations that should have been caught by some proofreading (not necessarily by Taylor herself; it's a miracle she can remember anything at all). For example, she talks about enjoying her walks in the Fellsway. Well, if she were really walking in the Fellsway, she would have been hit by a car, as it is a busy, winding road. On the other hand, hiking in the Middlesex Fells is a very pleasant experience. Petty, I know, but for some reason bothersome for me!

Thanks for sharing this amazing book! Putting it back into the Medicine Chest bookbox and hoping someone will take it before it returns to quietorchid!

Journal Entry 5 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, August 22, 2015

Released 3 yrs ago (8/22/2015 UTC) at Winchester, Massachusetts USA

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Traveling in quietorchid's Medicine Chest V Bookbox. Hope someone will enjoy it!

Journal Entry 6 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Thursday, October 15, 2015
Came back in Medicine Chest V. I'll send it on its way again.

Journal Entry 7 by quietorchid at Little Free Library -Summit E(#4348) in Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Thursday, October 15, 2015

Released 3 yrs ago (10/15/2015 UTC) at Little Free Library -Summit E(#4348) in Saint Paul, Minnesota USA

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Left on the shelf.

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