A Stroke Of Insight By Jill Bolte Taylor Essay

811 Words Aug 28th, 2016 4 Pages
There are many MESSAGES that an individual can analyze from “A Stroke of Insight”. For example, Jill speaks about how her spirit could “soar free” during her stroke and that she found nirvana. The fact that Jill nearly died and she could find nirvana or peace within herself, means that anyone is fully capable of finding peace within themselves. In addition, if Jill can find something positive in something as frightening as a stroke, we can find the positive in any situation. The RECEIVER of the message was the audience that watches her speak. The SENDER was Jill Bolte Taylor. The CHANNEL is a video that is broadcasted on social media such as YouTube and Facebook. The CODE was her story but to better understand the brain Jill used pictures and brought out a human brain for the audience to better understand and physically see the right and left side of the brain. The DECODE for me personally, was Jill using the human brain as an example for her audience to not only physically see, but to gain a better understanding. The MODEL type used is the Linear Communication Model because Jill was the one talking to the audience, it was not interactive and she was not asking for feedback from the audience.

The main message that I perceived from “A Stroke of Insight” was that we as humans, can find the positive in any situation if Jill can find a positive in something as terrifying as having a stroke. Jill has many ideas presented in her speech but the three that are most significant to…

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