David Eagleman — American Scientist born on December 30, 1971,

David Eagleman is an American neuroscientist and writer at Baylor College of Medicine, where he directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action and the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. He is known for his work on brain plasticity, time perception,synesthesia, and neurolaw. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, a council member in the World Economic Forum, and a New York Times bestselling author published in 28 languages. He is the writer and presenter of the six-hour television series, The Brain with David Eagleman on PBS... (wikipedia)

A typical neuron makes about ten thousand connections to neighboring neurons. Given the billions of neurons, this means there are as many connections in a single cubic centimeter of brain tissue as there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
I think what a life in science really teaches you is the vastness of our ignorance.
Your brain is built of cells called neurons and glia - hundreds of billions of them. Each one of these cells is as complicated as a city.
I'm using the afterlife as a backdrop against which to explore the joys and complexities of being human - it turns out that it's a great lens with which to understand what matters to us.
People wouldn't even go into science unless there was something much bigger to be discovered, something that is transcendent.