Match These Quotes to Famous Medical Books

Ariel Harsinay

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July 30, 2018

The answer is D. My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor

Dr Jill Bolte Taylor was only 37 years old when she had a stroke. As a neurosurgeon who graduated from Harvard University, she understood the science behind the deterioration of her brain as it was happening. The loss of her ability to recall any of her memories, walk, read, or talk gave her insight into how the process of a stroke affects the brain and the specific functions of the left and right brain.

Fortunately, Taylor survived her stroke and made a full recovery, and now has the ability to provide her wisdom through My Stroke of Insight. Taylor recounts the feelings running through her mind during her stroke and the battle between her right brain, which felt a new sense of inner peace and euphoria, and her left brain, which knew something was not right and she needed help. She combines her neuroscience background with her own personal experience to aid other patients in recovering from brain trauma and the general public in understanding the importance of strengthening our minds through understanding the mechanisms that underlie our perception of the world.[20]

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