In 1996, at just thirty-seven years of age, the brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor suffered a stroke that would disable her for the following eight years. In one respect, the stroke was the worst thing that had ever happened to her. However, the twist is that as Taylor was suffering the stroke, she was able to consciously observe the changes in the state of her brain, and live through a life changing experience.
Based on the insights into how her brain worked, and how human’s brains work in general, Taylor was able to see how accessing the right side of the brain can cut down on mental chatter, and increase feelings of goodwill. In this respect, it’s an interesting read for anyone who wants to learn more about calming their thoughts and becoming more in touch with the moment. From a different perspective, anyone who has suffered a brain injury will find Taylor’s story touching and relatable.
Learn More: My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor