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Jill Bolte Taylor

Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D., is a Harvard trained and published neuroanatomist and the author of the memoir My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientists Personal Journey (Penguin 2008) . In 2021 she published Whole Brain Living: The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life (HayHouse) . Dr. Taylor is affiliated with the Indiana University School of Medicine and is the national spokesperson for the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center (Brain Bank) . She is one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2008, and her TED talk 'My Stroke of Insight' was the first TED talk to go viral on the internet. In addition, she was the premier guest on Oprah Winfrey's webcast Soul Series in 2008.



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