"The blind spot is like a photographic film with a patch of its surface scratched off. The presence and extent of the blind spot in the reader's eye may be easily demonstrated by reference to Figure 712."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.