My Stroke of Insight

My Stroke of Insight
Author: Jill Bolte Taylor
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2009-03-19
ISBN: 1848942923
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Stroke of Insight Book Excerpt:

The astonishing international bestseller that chronicles how a brain scientist's own stroke led to enlightenment. On the morning of the 10th December 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke when a blood vessel exploded in the left side of her brain. A neuroanatomist by profession, she observed her own mind completely deteriorate to the point that she lost the ability to walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life, all within the space of four hours. As the damaged left side of her brain - the rational, logical, detail and time-oriented side - swung in an out of function, Taylor alternated between two distinct and opposite realities: the euphoric Nirvana of the intuitive and emotional right brain, in which she felt a sense of complete well-being and peace; and the logical left brain, that realized Jill was having a stroke and enabled her to seek help before she was lost completely. In My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey, Taylor brings to light a new perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery that she gained through the intimate experience of awakening her own injured mind. The journey to recovery took eight years for Jill to feel completely healed. Using her knowledge of how the brain works, her respect for the cells composing her human form, and an amazing mother, Taylor completely repaired her mind and recalibrated her understanding of the world according to the insight gained from her right brain that December morning.

My Stroke of Insight

My Stroke of Insight
Author: Jill Bolte Taylor
Publsiher: Plume Books
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780452295544
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Stroke of Insight Book Excerpt:

A brain scientist discusses suffering a stroke at the age of thirty-seven, describing her discovery of differences in the left and right side of the brain and the steps she took over a period of eight years to recover her health.

Together in the Space Between

Together in the Space Between
Author: Greg Kinsch
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2015-03-25
ISBN: 1504900588
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Together in the Space Between Book Excerpt:

In Together in the Space Between, author Greg Kinsch compiles information from various disciplines not usually seen as compatible by postindustrial modern man. It discusses how the world and universe operate and how that knowledge can be used to help move the human species toward peace on earth. He begins with the premise that current paradigms wont work in the coming years because the exponential growth and decay that underlie their functioning is unsustainable. He goes on to say that our product-based way and view of life has had a devastating effect on our understanding of process in our lives. Kinsch goes to the root of the problem and discusses: How the workings of our brain show our perceptions may be unreliable and we may have some control over our own perceptions of happiness The phenomenon of near-death experiences and why they occur more frequently in the modern age Why man is progressing toward a higher consciousness and that these experiences are part of the evolutionary process The zero-point field, a part of quantum physics showing that what seems impossible is capable of being studied and researched World religions and the role theyve played in the world to this point After admitting the failure of religion to remain open to truth in others, Together in the Space Between offers hope through Kinschs unique interpretation of the Eucharist. He offers a survival guide to adapt to the changes that need to be made and are certainly coming.

Summary of My Stroke of Insight Review Keypoints and Take aways

Summary of My Stroke of Insight      Review Keypoints and Take aways
Author: PenZen Summaries
Publsiher: by Mocktime Publication
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2022-11-28
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of My Stroke of Insight Review Keypoints and Take aways Book Excerpt:

The summary of My Stroke of Insight – A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey presented here include a short review of the book at the start followed by quick overview of main points and a list of important take-aways at the end of the summary. The Summary of Jill Bolte Taylor was a neuroscientist when she was in her mid-thirties when she had a stroke, which is the subject of the book "My Stroke of Insight" . These ideas describe her personal story, beginning with her time in medical school and continuing through her recovery from a stroke, during which she had to relearn how to walk, talk, and even recognise colours. My Stroke of Insight summary includes the key points and important takeaways from the book My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor. Disclaimer: 1. This summary is meant to preview and not to substitute the original book. 2. We recommend, for in-depth study purchase the excellent original book. 3. In this summary key points are rewritten and recreated and no part/text is directly taken or copied from original book. 4. If original author/publisher wants us to remove this summary, please contact us at [email protected]

Summary of Jill Bolte Taylor s My Stroke of Insight by Milkyway Media

Summary of Jill Bolte Taylor   s My Stroke of Insight by Milkyway Media
Author: Milkyway Media
Publsiher: Milkyway Media
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2018-08-31
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Jill Bolte Taylor s My Stroke of Insight by Milkyway Media Book Excerpt:

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey (2008) is neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor’s reckoning with the stroke she had in 1996, when she was 37 years old. Describing her experience in terms of her brain anatomy and how her symptoms progressed, Taylor combines her perspectives as a scientist and a patient… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

The Light Gap God S Amazing Presence

The Light Gap  God   S Amazing Presence
Author: Terry Larkin,Marjorie Steiner
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2016-10-07
ISBN: 1504366662
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Light Gap God S Amazing Presence Book Excerpt:

The Light GAP is the story of Terry and Marj becoming aware of the amazing LIGHT within us. God is waiting for us to wake up! Tragedy struck the lives of sisters. Terry died in a car accident. The machine said so, but there was more life to live. It was an NDE. Marjs 19-year old daughter met with death in London. She lives on in another realm. Journey with these sisters as their Light GAPs are revealed. Terry and Marjs intertwined stories include both tragedy and the miraculous. Understanding death allowed them both to LIVE life and took away the FEAR of God. A Light Gap is potential life. Seeds sprout as sun reaches them. Tragedy is full of possibility, just like a Light Gap. New beginnings are waiting to emerge. Find through their discoveries the power held within to experience heaven now! Gods Amazing Presence is here for all! Come visit us at

Augmenting Cognition

Augmenting Cognition
Author: Idan Segev,Henry Markram
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2011-11-21
ISBN: 1439839948
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Augmenting Cognition Book Excerpt:

The Human brain is only 100,000 years old. Yet, this newly evolved organ endows us with unique creative capabilities beyond all other living creatures, including the gift to understand itself. As our very survival and success in life depends on utilizing our brain’s power, intense efforts have begun worldwide to understand the brain, reverse-engineer it and even augment its capacity. Towards this end we harness every trick in the book of mathematics, physics, chemistry, pharmacology, biology, psychology, as well as computer science, information sciences, and engineering – giving rise to the birth to the new AugCog Era. The new AugCog research field focuses on the development of scientifically-based rigorous approaches, including brain-computer interfaces and the use of various drugs, for restoring and augmenting cognition. The field includes the study of the relationship between basic operational states of the brain, such as sleep, or daily activities such as dance and their impact on augmenting cognitive capabilities. This book confronts our entry into the AugCog Era through a series of contributions from the world’s best know experts. The book is divided into two sections, the first of which discusses state-of-the-art methodologies; and the last provide some perspective on the social and ethical issues. These two parts are separated by an interlude in cognition, where a fascinating story of the savant syndrome is told.

Handbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry

Handbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry
Author: Nona Lyons
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 606
Release: 2010-04-07
ISBN: 9780387857442
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry Book Excerpt:

Philosophers have warned of the perils of a life spent without reflection, but what constitutes reflective inquiry - and why it’s necessary in our lives - can be an elusive concept. Synthesizing ideas from minds as diverse as John Dewey and Paulo Freire, theHandbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry presents reflective thought in its most vital aspects, not as a fanciful or nostalgic exercise, but as a powerful means of seeing familiar events anew, encouraging critical thinking and crucial insight, teaching and learning. In its opening pages, two seasoned educators, Maxine Greene and Lee Shulman, discuss reflective inquiry as a form of active attention (Thoreau’s "wide-awakeness"), an act of consciousness, and a process by which people can understand themselves, their work (particularly in the form of life projects), and others. Building on this foundation, the Handbook analyzes through the work of 40 internationally oriented authors: - Definitional issues concerning reflection, what it is and is not; - Worldwide social and moral conditions contributing to the growing interest in reflective inquiry in professional education; - Reflection as promoted across professional educational domains, including K-12 education, teacher education, occupational therapy, and the law; - Methods of facilitating and scaffolding reflective engagement; - Current pedagogical and research practices in reflection; - Approaches to assessing reflective inquiry. Educators across the professions as well as adult educators, counselors and psychologists, and curriculum developers concerned with adult learning will find the Handbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry an invaluable teaching tool for challenging times.

American Women of Science Since 1900

American Women of Science Since 1900
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 610
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1598841580
Category: Women in science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The New Science of Teaching and Learning

The New Science of Teaching and Learning
Author: Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa
Publsiher: Teachers College Press
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2015-04-25
ISBN: 0807772186
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Science of Teaching and Learning Book Excerpt:

This book offers a definitive, scientifically grounded guide for better teaching and learning practices. Drawing from thousands of documents and the opinions of recognized experts worldwide, it explains in straight talk the new Mind, Brain, and Education Science—a field that has grown out of the intersection of neuroscience, education, and psychology. While parents and teachers are often bombarded with promises of "a better brain," this book distinguishes true, applicable neuroscience from the popular neuromyths that have gained currency in education. Each instructional guideline presented in the book is accompanied by real-life classroom examples to help teachers envision the direct application of the information in their own schools. The authors offer essential tools for evaluating new information as it flows from research and adds to what we know. Written by a teacher for teachers, this easy-to-use resource: Documents the findings of the top experts in the field of neuroscience, psychology, and education.Addresses the confusion around the misuse of concepts in brain-based education.Applies well-substantiated findings about the brain to classroom practice and teaching. “Up to this point, there has been little consensus among researchers and educators as to the potential applications of brain research to educational policies and practices. Understanding this, Tokuhama used a Delphi technique to poll recognized experts in both education and neuroscience to gain agreement as to what, in this newly emerging field, is well established, what is probably true, what is intelligent speculation, and what are ‘neuromyths.’ This seminal book has the potential to change the way we think about teaching and learning.” —From the Foreword by Pat Wolfe, educational consultant, Mind Matters, Inc. “This is not only an excellent guide for teachers and a most-needed review of the cutting-edge research on neuroeducation, but also a model of pedagogy. The author guides readers step-by-step in the fascinating exploration of the new transdisciplinary field called MBE—Mind, Brain and Education Science. I recommend this book to every teacher. It will clarify many issues and promote many educational initiatives.” —Antonio M. Battro, M.D., President of IMBES, International Mind, Brain and Education Society “Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa has written a highly accessible, extraordinarily well-documented compilation of essential information for all educators. This breakthrough book guides informed decision-making using the best science has to offer to return joy and authentic learning to our classrooms.” —Judy Willis, M.D., M.Ed., neurologist, middle-school teacher, author, and renowned speaker on brain-based education “A fascinating review of state-of-the-art research. It does more than just debunk myths, it also points toward tried-and-true tenets and principles of education. Written with clarity, freshness, and a sense of urgency, this is a book that every educator—and everyone who cares about children—should read.” —Craig Pohlman, author of How Can My Kid Succeed in School? and Revealing Minds

Elusive Brain

Elusive Brain
Author: Jason Tougaw
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2018-04-24
ISBN: 0300235607
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elusive Brain Book Excerpt:

Featuring a foreword by renowned neuroscientist Joseph E. LeDoux, The Elusive Brain is an illuminating, comprehensive survey of contemporary literature’s engagement with neuroscience. This fascinating book explores how literature interacts with neuroscience to provide a better understanding of the brain’s relationship to the self. Jason Tougaw surveys the work of contemporary writers—including Oliver Sacks, Temple Grandin, Richard Powers, Siri Hustvedt, and Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay—analyzing the way they experiment with literary forms to frame new views of the immaterial experiences that compose a self. He argues that their work offers a necessary counterbalance to a wider cultural neuromania that seeks out purely neural explanations for human behaviors as varied as reading, economics, empathy, and racism. Building on recent scholarship, Tougaw’s evenhanded account will be an original contribution to the growing field of neuroscience and literature.

Imaginative Perspectives and Ecopsychological Insights

Imaginative Perspectives and Ecopsychological Insights
Author: Tiffany Twain
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2015-04-05
ISBN: 1300670800
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imaginative Perspectives and Ecopsychological Insights Book Excerpt:

"This book four of the Earth manifesto contains tall tales about an adventure trip on a 42-foot catamaran on the Sea of Cortez with a passel of female friends, and it elaborates with stories about tyrants and damsels. The thinking of famous pholosophers throughtout history is also explored with a view to gaining a better understanding of our world today." Found on back cover

Reverberations of a Stroke

Reverberations of a Stroke
Author: Karl Gustafson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 65
Release: 2019-03-28
ISBN: 3030128628
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reverberations of a Stroke Book Excerpt:

In the early morning hours of Feb. 1, 2016, Karl Gustafson became instinctively aware that something catastrophic was happening inside him. A severe headache that had persisted for days had taken a sudden turn for the worse, and a clear inner voice ordered him to obtain immediate help. With determined effort, he tapped out the digits “9-1-1” on his phone—bringing an ambulance to his door quickly and saving his life. Emergency Room doctors would soon learn that Professor Gustafson, a renowned American mathematician, had suffered a deep brain hemorrhage, and that the situation was dire. By the time his condition was diagnosed, blood had pooled into all four ventricles of Gustafson’s brain and he was comatose. Against all odds and surprising everyone, the author emerged from a near-death state to go on to what he calls his “Second Life”. This is the story of his miraculous journey of recovery, an inspirational tale of grit and determination, in his own words.

The Science of Yoga

The Science of Yoga
Author: William J Broad
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2012-02-07
ISBN: 1451641427
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Yoga Book Excerpt:

Examines the health claims of modern yoga, drawing on scientific and cultural research to offer advice on how to recognize authentic yoga practice and gain actual benefits.

Brain Storm A Journey of Faith Through Brain Injury

Brain Storm  A Journey of Faith Through Brain Injury
Author: Laura Allen; Bruce Allen
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-02-03
ISBN: 1449737730
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brain Storm A Journey of Faith Through Brain Injury Book Excerpt:

Brain Storm is the story of Bruce and Laura Allen who, when confronted with the immeasurable challenges of brain injury, found courage, determination, and strength from God to forge through the seemingly insurmountable obstacles of Bruce’s intense and often heartbreaking recovery. The overwhelming struggles that consumed the next year changed their lives forever. Brain Storm views these incredible hurdles through the separate eyes of both the survivor and the caregiver. It recounts how God miraculously led them through each step of the journey. This candid, intimate, and often humorous approach to recovery from brain injury will encourage and inspire readers—especially those who are currently traveling a similar path. You will learn why Bruce decided, “This has been the best year of my life.” “Brain Storm is not just the story of a man’s experience recovering from brain injury, but it is also one of loss, grief, acceptance, and transcendence to find one’s purpose in life. This is a true testament to how fragile our lives are and how resilient we can be in the face of adversity. Bruce’s story is an inspiration to me, his physician and friend, and will be to you as well.” —Darryl L. Kaelin, MD “Bruce and Laura Allen have allowed us to journey with them in their remarkable, honest, painful, and miraculous story of faith, hope, and love. This is a must-read for anyone walking through extended physical suffering either as a patient, caregiver, or family member. You will laugh, cry, and rejoice—but most of all you will experience God.” —Dr. Mark L. Walker

Realistic Painting Workshop

Realistic Painting Workshop
Author: Dan Carrel
Publsiher: Quarry Books
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN: 1610594568
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Realistic Painting Workshop Book Excerpt:

This is a unique, how-to art instruction book, taught by masterful artist Dan Carrel. Using Dan’s original method of painting, readers with little or no painting experience will easily learn to create realistic renderings of any subject. Through a simple process of layering and learning how to create light and shadow with paint, a complex and sophisticated image emerges. What begins as chaotic color is transformed into an orderly, realistic finished piece of art. Dan Carrel has been teaching workshops for over 30 years with amazing results. No matter what your artistic inclination, and even if you have never picked up a paintbrush, you’ll find yourself painting beyond your wildest expectations. Anchored in a positive philosophy of creative discovery, this workshop teaches Dan’s no-fail techniques through accessible, step-by-step visual instruction and inspiration.

Around the Writer s Block

Around the Writer s Block
Author: Rosanne Bane
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-08-02
ISBN: 1101597119
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Around the Writer s Block Book Excerpt:

Discover the tricks that your brain uses to keep you from writing—and how to beat them. Do you: Want to write, but find it impossible to get started? Keep your schedules so full that you don’t have any time to write? Wait until the last minute to write, even though you know you could do a better job if you gave yourself more time? Suddenly remember ten other things that you need to do whenever you sit down to write? Sabotage your own best efforts with lost files, missed deadlines, or excessive self-criticism? The good news is that you’re not lazy, undisciplined, or lacking in willpower, talent or ambition. You just need to learn what’s going on inside your brain, and harness the power of brain science to beat resistance and develop a productive writing habit. In Around the Writer’s Block, Rosanne Bane-- a creativity coach and writing teacher for more than 20 years-- uses the most recent breakthroughs in brain science to help us understand, in simple, clear language, where writing resistance comes from: a fight-or-flight response hard-wired into our brain, which can make us desperate to flee the sources of our anxieties by any means possible. Bane’s three-part plan, which has improved the productivity of thousands of writers, helps you develop new reliable writing habits, rewire the brain’s responses to the anxiety of writing, and turn writing from a source of stress and anxiety into one of joy and personal growth.

The Day I Died

The Day I Died
Author: Carole Petiet PhD
Publsiher: Archway Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2016-08-15
ISBN: 1480828459
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Day I Died Book Excerpt:

The Day I Died: Brain Trauma and the Journey Back tells the story of a psychologist and registered nurse who had a catastrophic, near-fatal injury while ski racing with her daughter. This is a riveting story about the trauma and healing of a brave and indomitable woman. Her extensive education and expertise enable Dr. Petiet to turn her personal tale into an inspirational account that instructs us all, especially when we face the arduous task of recovery from trauma, or when we support peoplepersonally or professionallyas they heal. Special issues include: Coping with pain Rehabilitation medicine Integrative medicine Brain plasticity Helping children after trauma Somatic therapy Healing of eyes Ski safety There are reflections on humor, acceptance, gratitude, mystery and miracles. Extensive notes and resources offer guidance and information for the post-trauma journey.

The Body of Money

The Body of Money
Author: Gayle Colman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2023-02-07
ISBN: 1394166559
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Body of Money Book Excerpt:

In a world gone mad with money The Body of Money: A Self-Help Guide to Create Sustainable Wealth through Innate Intelligence is a comprehensive guide to building and sustaining wealth by using the incredible intelligence of the human body. The story you’ve been told about money is all wrong. Spreadsheets, PNL’s, money markets, and index funds only touch the surface. The Body of Money provides a completely unique and effective approach to personal finance like nothing you’ve experienced before. By demystifying money psychology and behavior economics Certified Financial Planner® and Master Integral Coach™ Gayle Colman shows you exactly how to use your innate wisdom to heal old money patterns, tend to wounds created by generational financial trauma and create sustainable wealth that is aligned with your deepest values. Integrating cutting-edge research, laugh-out-loud storytelling and body-centered practices, Gayle puts the power of individual wealth–building squarely back in your own hands. You will learn: How body practices can have a transformative effect on your money habits. Where your personal money manager lives in your body and how to access its true wisdom. Why investing in a way that matches your personal values can actually be better for your health. How to use your body to gain true financial agency, reduce debt, invest in real estate and make the most important money decisions of your life. The Body of Money is an indispensable approach to personal finance, perfect for any person seeking relief from money struggles and all individuals and families who want to create a robust and healthy money legacy for their lives.

Whole Brain Living

Whole Brain Living
Author: Jill Bolte Taylor
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2022-08-09
ISBN: 1401965547
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whole Brain Living Book Excerpt:

The New York Times best-selling author of My Stroke of Insight blends neuroanatomy with psychology to show how we can short-circuit emotional reactivity and find our way to peace. For half a century we have been trained to believe that our right brain hemisphere is our emotional brain, while our left brain houses our rational thinking. Now neuroscience shows that it’s not that simple: in fact, our emotional limbic tissue is evenly divided between our two hemispheres. Consequently, each hemisphere has both an emotional brain and a thinking brain. In this groundbreaking new book, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor—author of the New York Times bestseller My Stroke of Insight—presents these four distinct modules of cells as four characters that make up who we are: Character 1, Left Thinking; Character 2, Left Emotion; Character 3, Right Emotion; and Character 4, Right Thinking. Everything we think, feel, or do is dependent upon brain cells to perform that function. Since each of the Four Characters stems from specific groups of cells that feel unique inside of our body, they each display particular skills, feel specific emotions, or think distinctive thoughts. In Whole Brain Living, available in paperback for the first time, Dr. Taylor blends neuroanatomy with psychology to help us: Get acquainted with our own Four Characters, observe how they show up in our daily life, and learn to identify and relate to them in others as well Apply the wisdom of the Four Characters to every area of life—from work to relationships to health Use a powerful practice called the Brain Huddle—a tool for bringing our Four Characters into conversation with one another—to short-circuit emotional reactivity, tap our characters’ respective strengths, and choose which one to embody in any situation The more we become familiar with each of the characters in ourselves and others, the more power we gain over our thoughts, our feelings, our relationships, and our lives. Indeed, we discover that we have the power to choose who and how we want to be in every moment. And when our Four Characters work together and balance one another as a whole brain, we gain a radical new road map to deep inner peace.