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A Brain Scientist With A 'Stroke Of Insight'

Jill Bolte Taylor was in her late 30s when a blood vessel exploded in her brain.

The irony? Taylor is a neurological researcher.

While a stroke typically leaves devastating effects in the body — and oftentimes leads to death — Taylor has made a complete recovery. She says the experience provided unexpected wisdom.

Her bestselling memoir My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey will be published in paperback this month.

This interview was first broadcast on June 25, 2008.

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