It's an Inside Job

Learning the Whole Brain Approach to Leadership & Resilience: Interview with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor - New York Times Best Selling Author & Neuroscientist

October 31, 2022 Season 2 Episode 18
It's an Inside Job
Learning the Whole Brain Approach to Leadership & Resilience: Interview with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor - New York Times Best Selling Author & Neuroscientist
Show Notes

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroscientist. Her memoir, My Stroke of Insight, documenting her experience with stroke and eight-year recovery, spent 63 weeks on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list. In 2008 she gave the first TED talk to ever go viral and was chosen as one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Dr. Jill is a dynamic teacher and public speaker who loves educating all age groups, academic levels, as well as corporations and not-for-profit organizations about the beauty of our human brain. She focuses on how we can activate the power of our neuroplasticity to not only recover from neurological trauma, but how we can purposely choose to live a more flexible, resilient, and satisfying life.

Her new book, Whole Brain Living – the Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life is a #1 release on Amazon in categories ranging from Neuroscience to Nervous System Diseases and Stroke.

In this episode, Dr. Taylor discusses the following questions and  topics:

  • Could you walk us through your experience of having a left-hemisphere stroke?
  • What provocative insights did it uncover to you about the brain?
  • What are two of the fundamental differences between our right and left brain hemispheres?
  • Could you elaborate how the four parts of our brains process information differently?
  • What are the Four Characters you speak about in Whole Brain Living?
  • How can we get all four parts of our brain to work together in what you call the BRAIN Huddle?
  • What is the reason having equal activation of our hemispheres is so important to building resilience?

REFERENCES:

Whole Brain Living: The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive  

by Dr, Jill Bolte Taylor           
            Hardcover
            Paperback
            Kindle Format
            Audiobook

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.

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey  

by Dr, Jill Bolte Taylor           
            Hardcover
            Paperback
            Audiobook

In My Stroke of Insight, Taylor shares her unique perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery, and the sense of omniscient understanding she gained from this unusual and inspiring voyage out of the abyss of a wounded brain. It would take eight years for Taylor to heal completely. Because of her knowledge of how the brain works, her respect for the cells composing her human form, and most of all an amazing mother, Taylor completely repaired her mind and recalibrated her understanding of the world according to the insights gained from her right brain that morning of December 10th.

Dr. Taylor's contact information:
 
Website:          https://www.drjilltaylor.com
Facebook:       @DrJillBolteTaylor  


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