On December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven- year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist, experienced a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain. As she observed her mind deteriorate to the point that she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life-all within four hours-Taylor alternated between the euphoria of the intuitive and kinesthetic right brain, in which she felt a sense of complete well-being and peace, and the logical, sequential left brain, which recognized she was having a stroke and enabled her to seek help before she was completely lost. It would take her eight years to fully recover.
Come to the front desk at Bluffton, check out a special copy of this intriguing book, then attend a book discussion Thursday, July 12 in the Parlor at 6:30 p.m. It promises to be a very interesting conversation!