This is a hard sensation to describe, but if you are feeling it then you’ll know it. It is basically a sensation where you feel like everything you are doing is going the wrong way, or you feel like you are not being yourself. You are not sure exactly why you feel this way and you probably can’t pinpoint what it is that you actually feel is going wrong. There is just something up with your mind.
A dream like this suggests you are trying to get to the root of the problem. You are trying to figure out what it could possibly be that makes you, yourself. Why do you feel so off? The only way it could be answered is to look deep inside your mind and to figure out why you feel this way. Being able to compare the way that you are acting now with the way that you think you should be acting would be a great way to help you realize what needs to be done in order for you to move on with your life and not feel so hampered by these eerie and odd emotions.
To have a dream in which you are performing brain surgery on someone else suggests that you feel much pressured. Surgery is one of the scariest things you can do in life and there is a ton of pressure on you the entire time that you are operating. Even if you are not a brain surgeon, you should not be unfamiliar with feelings of extreme pressure. There is probably something going on in your life which you feel as if you are being pressured about. This would explain your dream well. Try not to feel so bummed out about this thing that is stressing you out. Even though brain surgery is only second to open heart surgery in terms of difficulty, you can’t expect to feel this way all of your life, or to feel this much pressure all the time. Something has got to give and it has got to give soon.
If you dream that you are having brain surgery performed on yourself it could also be because you have been trying to recover a specific memory lately. Sometimes our memories get filed in the back of our minds for so long that we just forget about them. When we need to see memories again we try to go back into our minds to get the information but then it feels like it is not there anymore. Thus, the only way to get back this lost memory is through brain surgery. It is the only option that makes any sense, at least this holds true in the case of your sleeping, dreaming mind, that this is the only option which makes sense.