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Jill Bolte Taylor, M.D.

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

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A brilliant neuroanatomist who suffered a stroke and had to teach herself to function again, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor educates audiences around the globe about the importance of the brain to behavior, and its similarity to the structure of organizations. Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist who experienced a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain in 1996. On the afternoon of this rare form of stroke (AVM), she could not walk, talk, read, write or recall any of her life. It took eight years for Dr. Taylor to completely recover all of her functions and thinking ability.

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoirMy Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey. In 2008, Dr. Jill gave a presentation at theTED Conferencein Monterey, CA, which has become thesecondmost viewed TED Talkof all time. This now famous 18-minute presentation catapulted her story into the public eye. As a result, she was chosen as one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2008. In addition, Dr. Jill was the premiere guest on Oprah's Soul Series web-cast and was interviewed by Oprah and Dr. Oz on The Oprah Winfrey Show in October, 2008. She continues to be one of the most requested TED speakers of all time, and she consistently leaves audiences around the world spellbound by her compelling presentations.

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Dr. Taylor focuses on the paradigm shift within medicine, which explains that neuroplasticity of the brain not only supports neurological recovery but is a means for manifesting it. Medical professionals learn firsthand what it was like for another medical professional to experience this level of illness and recovery, as well as what was needed and what interfered with neuronal recovery.

Dr. Taylor shares insights on how the mind makes choices and the thoughts that directly influence our level of joy.

Dr. Taylor focuses on identifying the two very different personalities, talents, and skill-sets within each of our hemispheres with the intention of developing our ability to choose, moment by moment, who and how we want to be in the world.

Dr. Taylor educates audiences on how they can create a healthy environment so the cells comprising the human brain may exhibit optimal health and performance.

With a focus on the content of her book My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor shares the experience of her stroke and the two very different personalities within the hemispheres of our brains as well as insights on how to optimize the brain’s performance.

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