Jill Bolte Taylor’s Stroke of Insight

Jill Bolte Taylor

Neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor talks about her memoir, MY STROKE OF INSIGHT: A BRAIN SCIENTIST’S PERSONAL JOURNEY.

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In an article in The New Yorker, Jonah Lehrer reports that the seat of insight resides in the right brain. When brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor suffered a stroke that devastated her left brain, she was catapulted into a fully right brain experience: a boundless sense of peace, the dissolution of boundaries, and a clearer channel to insight. Dr. Bolte Taylor says her experience led her to bridge the gap between spirituality and science.

Watch Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor’s TED talk about her experience.

The audio of this podcast also mentions an interview with Les Fehmi about OPEN-FOCUS BRAIN. That audio can be found here.

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About Francesca Rheannon

Francesca Rheannon is an award-winning independent radio producer. In addition to hosting Writer's Voice, she's a freelance reporter for National Public Radio and its affiliates. Recipient of the prestigious Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Award for reporting on substance abuse issues for her news series, VOICES OF HIV, produced for 88.5 WFCR public radio in western Massachusetts. She is also finishing a book on Provence (PROVINCE OF THE HEART) and working on a memoir of her father, THE ARGONAUTS.

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