26414-Taylor, Jill

Jill B. Taylor, PhD

Adjunct Lecturer in Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

JH 105
Bloomington, IN 47405
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Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard trained and published neuroscientist. In 1996 she experienced a major hemorrhage in the left half of her brain. She could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. It took eight years for her to completely recover all function. In 2008, her memoir My Stroke of Insight spent 63 weeks on the NY Times bestseller list. She gave the first TED talk that ever went viral and was chosen as one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. Her new book Whole Brain Living came out in 2021. 
The impact of Whole Brain Living programming is being researched in schools in the Chicago area and is being shown to be an Evidence-Based Program. In addition, Dr. Taylor is currently bringing Whole Brain Living programs to: compassionate policing, first responders, judges, attorneys, coaches, therapists, business leadership, yoga in prisons, yoga in 12 Step programming, medical professionals, cancer therapy, just to mention a few.
Whole Brain Living:
For over half a century, we have been trained to believe that our brains have two parts: the emotional right hemisphere and the rational left hemisphere. But this isn’t technically true. Each hemisphere has both an emotional and a thinking module of cells. Consequently, we each have a left thinking, left emotional, right emotional, and right thinking part of our brain. Each of these four parts not only exhibit unique skill sets, but they each give rise to four distinct and predictable characters. When we learn to identify our own Four Characters, and train them to respect one another and work together, our Four Characters can evolve into a powerhouse team designed to support our best life.
In Whole Brain Living you will meet the Four Characters in your brain (as well as help you recognize them in the people around you) and learn how to perform the BRAIN Huddle - a powerful technique that will bring each of your Four Characters into conversation with one another, thereby giving you the power to consciously choose which character you want to embody in any moment. We have much more power over what is going on inside of our brain than we have ever been taught, and the more familiar you become with your own Four Characters, the more power you will have to choose your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.

Titles & Appointments

  • Adjunct Lecturer in Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
  • Education
    1991 PhD Indiana State University
    1982 BA Indiana University

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