Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke.

As it happened — as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding — she studied and remembered every moment.

This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.

My Stroke of Insight A Brain Scientists Personal Journey by Taylor Ph.D., Jill Bolte [Plume,2009] (Paperback) Reprint Edition