Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroanatomist trained at Harvard, has spent years studying the human brain and its capabilities. Recently, she shed light on how emotional reactivity can be shortened, leading to peace and harmony in our lives.
Dr. Taylor’s journey to her current understanding of the brain and its workings started in 1996 when she experienced a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain. This resulted in a loss of basic abilities such as walking, talking, reading, writing, and even recalling memories. After eight long years of rehabilitation, with the help of her family and doctors, Dr. Taylor was able to recover her ability to function normally.
Inspired by her experience, Dr. Taylor wrote a book about her stroke, titled “My Stroke of Insight,” which became a New York Times bestseller. In it, she shared her story, and the valuable lessons she learned through her journey to recovery.
Dr. Taylor’s latest book, “Whole Brain Living: The Anatomy of Choice and The Four Characters That Drive Our Life,” is the culmination of her experience, knowledge, and study of the human brain. In it, she delves into the human brain and how it functions, explaining how we can achieve a level of personal freedom that we all aspire to.