When you were a middle distance runner in college and you most enjoyed when sports physiologists talked about your body—its fat content, the reasons you hurt, how to improve its mechanical efficiency so you could run twice around the track in ever-increasing seconds below two minutes—and now when you're a middling writer and you want more than anything for a neuroscientist, or even a mere literary critic, to talk about your mind with the same intuition and technical proficiency—to tell you and others the merit of your words and the thoughts they encase, to elucidate how your mind is both representative of and different from the prevailing zeitgeist, to tell you how it is you do what you do and how you might do it better. To love these parts of you—your mind and your body—without knowing you at all.

What are the Sneaky Feels?

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AuthorJohn Proctor