Neur-On with BIAP – feat. Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor joins host Erin Mattingly for a conversation about untangling the right-brain/left-brain myth, reframing how we think about brain hemisphere function, and how her neuroscience expertise shaped her own brain injury recovery experience.

Episode Guests

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

Neuroanatomist, Bestselling Author, Public Speaker

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist whose research specialized in understanding how our brain creates our perceptions of reality. Dr. Jill is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey, and her second book WHOLE BRAIN LIVING: The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life. In 2008, Dr. Jill gave a presentation about her experience with stroke at the TED Conference in Monterey, CA which was the first TED talk to ever go viral through the internet. This 18-minute presentation catapulted Dr. Jill into the public eye, and within six weeks of presenting that TED talk, she was chosen as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, she was the premiere guest one Oprah’s Soul Series webcast, and her book My Stroke of Insight became a New York Times bestseller and remained on the list for 63 weeks.