The best part of reading a book is the feeling to be understood. It’s like a rendezvous with a like-minded stranger.
And quoting Henry Marsh, this is the exact reason why I got fascinated by our brain.
As a practical brain surgeon I have always found the philosophy of the so-called ‘Mind-Brain Problem’ confusing and ultimately a waste of time. It has never seemed a problem to me, only a source of awe, amazement and profound surprise that my consciousness, my very sense of self which feels as free as air, which was trying to read the book but instead was watching the clouds through the high windows, the self which is now writing these words, is in fact the electrochemical chatter of one hundred billion nerve cells.