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London SYP Book Club – July 2015 – ‘My Stroke of Insight’ by Jill Bolte Taylor

13th July 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Book: 'My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey' by Jill Bolte Taylor

Genre: Diaries

Venue: Coco Momo, Holborn

The Book/Synopsis:

Jill Taylor was a 37-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist when a blood vessel exploded in her brain. Through the eyes of a curious scientist, she watched her mind deteriorate whereby she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. Because of her understanding of the brain, her respect for the cells in her body, and an amazing mother, Jill completely recovered. In My Stroke of Insight, she shares her recommendations for recovery and the insight she gained into the unique functions of the two halves of her brain. When she lost the skills of her left brain, her consciousness shifted away from normal reality where she felt "at one with the universe." Taylor helps others not only rebuild their brains from trauma, but helps those of us with normal brains better understand how we can consciously influence the neural circuitry underlying what we think, how we feel and how we react to life's circumstances. 

Further Reading:

http://www.ted.com/talks/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight/transcript?language=en

http://mystrokeofinsight.com/

Details

Date:
13th July 2015
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Organiser

SYP London Bookclub
Email:
londonbookclub@thesyp.org.uk

Venue

Coco Momo
64 Theobalds Road, Holborn
London, London WC1X 8SF United Kingdom
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http://www.foodandfuel.co.uk/our-cafes/coco-momo-holborn/