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I wish I was a neuroscientist

Brain.jpgWhat if one day you woke up and the chatter in your mind had completely stopped and you where cognizant enough to know it? What if, in a short period of time, instead of worrying about your past, present situation or future you felt a complete sense of euphoria. Or what if one day you woke up and you could not remember how to speak, walk or understand language. What if you no longer could make sense of what your own body is, sounds and the boundaries between objects?

You could experience all of this if you have a stroke in the left hemisphere of your brain as author Jill Bolte Taylor did at the age of 37. Join us for the Big Bang Book Club where we will read her book "My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey"

Over the next eight years of her recovery, she turned her neuroscientist's eye on herself. The resulting book is a fascinating blend of science and memoir.

Tuesday, July 28, 7-9p.m, Grumpy's Downtown, 1111 Washington Av. S. Minneapolis, (612) 340-9738

Sponsors: Magers & Quinn Booksellers; Secrets of the City; Center for Science, Technology and Public Policy; and Grumpy's.

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