My Stroke Of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey

“So who are we?

We are the life-force power of the universe, with manual dexterity and two cognitive minds. And we have the power to choose, moment by moment, who and how we want to be in the world.

Right here, right now, I can step into the consciousness of my right hemisphere, where we are. I am the life-force power of the universe. I am the life-force power of the 50 trillion beautiful molecular geniuses that make up my form, at one with all that is.

Or, I can choose to step into the consciousness of my left hemisphere, where I become a single individual, a solid. Separate from the flow, separate from you. I am Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor: intellectual, neuroanatomist.

These are the “we” inside of me. Which would you choose? Which do you choose? And when?”

– Jill Bolte Taylor, author of MY STROKE OF INSIGHT: A BRAIN SCIENTIST’S PERSONAL JOURNEY