brain

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a: brain ~
b: Spider web

What:


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Writer: Patrick Gunkel
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Date: Jan 6 2017 9:59 PM



a: brain ~
b: football team

What:

The link is a project that compares the human brain to a football game.


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Sep 9 2014 7:11 PM



a: Midbrain ~
b: a network cable

What:

"The Midbrain is like a network cable of personal computer. A non-activated Midbrain is same as dial-up internet modem"


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Sep 17 2015 4:53 PM



a: Midbrain ~
b: a security kiosk at the gateway to our cognition


a: hindbrain ~
b: fossil in your head

What:

"Green states that the hindbrain is "like a fossil in your head (Green, 2014)." I wanted to post that because I thought it was an interesting way to look at your brain. Usually you do not compare your brain to a house, doll, or a fossil, but when you do it somehow makes more sense and is easier to remember in understanding the brain structures."


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Writer: suebinlee621
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Date: Oct 23 2015 3:45 PM



a: hindbrain ~
b: a child

What:

" The absolute worst thing you can do at this moment is to continue sitting around doing nothing. Your hindbrain is like a child that is focused on sticking a fork in an electrical outlet. You can't just tell the child "Don't do that." The child will now get more obsessed with the dangerous act. "


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Writer: Onanymous
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Date: Oct 23 2015 3:49 PM



a: Hindbrain ~
b: snake or lizard

What:

"The Hindbrain is like the snake or lizard section of out brain and is purely about survival. It is the 'fight' portion of the flight or fight response and in extreme situations will promote extreme responses to get us out of danger."


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Writer: Dr. Linda Wilson
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Date: Oct 23 2015 3:51 PM



a: forebrain ~
b: an onion

What:

"The forebrain is like an onion with six successive layers of nervous tissue."


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Writer:
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Date: Apr 1 2016 9:50 AM



a: forebrain ~
b: floorboards

What:

"The hindbrain may be the foundation for life functions, but the forebrain is like the floorboards upon which is erected the character of that life - who we are..."


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Writer:
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Date: Apr 1 2016 9:51 AM



a: Brain stem ~
b: a hidden conductor

What: "Your brain stem is located deep inside the brain surrounded by the neo-cortex and limbic system. The brain stem is like a hidden conductor of the great symphony that makes up the intricate systems of your body. Without any conscious direction from you, it sends out messages to the body, telling your heart how fast to beat, commanding your white blood cells to spring into action, directing your digestive system to go to work. The role of the brain stem is essentially to maintain your state of equilibrium in the face of stress. "

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Writer: Wendy Hall
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jan 24 2014 8:37 PM


Sleeping Is The Cleanup After The Party

a: Brain health ~
b: a house party

What: "You can think of it like having a house party. You can either entertain the guests or clean up the house, but you can't really do both at the same time."

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Writer: Maiken Nedergaard
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 18 2013 11:59 AM



a: brain injury ~
b: earthquake in a city

What:

"brain injury is like an earthquake in a city, changing, damaging, or destroying the roads and bridges in the city of the brain."


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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Dec 2 2015 7:39 PM



a: brain injury ~
b: broken stained glass windows

What:

Once there was order and function. Then something breaks the glass window and it must be put back together. It can be put back together, but it's never the same.


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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Dec 2 2015 7:38 PM



a: The brain stem ~
b: the metronome for the baby’s arousal level

What: " Even in the womb, the fetal brainis wiring up to the experience of the mother. The brain stem is like the metronome for the baby's arousal level. If there is danger, regular high levels of stress, or drugs that elevate the mother's heart rate, the fetal nervous system starts out as "tuned up" and may yield a difficult-to-soothe infant. Onthe other hand, if the mother is calm and regulated, well cared for and experiencing few major stressors, the baby's brain stem begins to regulate as mom regulates."

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Writer: Elizabeth Kohlstaedt, Ph.D
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Date: Jan 24 2014 8:34 PM



a: brain plasticity ~
b: fresh baked bread

What:

Bread that's just come from the oven is warm, soft and pliable. It tastes good but has a limited shelf life. As the bread gets old it gets stale,it looses its fresh taste and becomes brittle. Brain plasticity is the capacity to turn stale bread into fresh bread. There are ways to turn stale bread into not so stale bread. Putting such bread into a steaming warm box often helps, but after this process, it is still rewarmed bread and not fresh bread.


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Writer: Lucrezia
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 19 2015 7:04 PM



a: brain physiology ~
b: chemical analysis

What:

"In my own view, reducing the mind to brain physiology is like reducing the art of Van Gogh to a chemical analysis of his paints. A phenomenon experienced subjectively does not thereby become unreal."


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Writer: James Patrick Condon
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Date: Jul 22 2016 4:20 PM



a: mind brain system ~
b: magic genie

What:

"In the book The Biology of Belief it is made quite clear how your environment and beliefs set the foundation to your life and cause you to attract life events to come into your life. It is as if your mind brain system is like a magic genie carrying forth your inner beliefs to the letter. If you have had challenging life situations then you can be sure that you have some limiting beliefs in your subconscious mind."


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Writer: Bruce H. Lipton
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Date: Apr 30 2014 4:44 PM


Brain Reorganization

a: Brain Reorganization ~
b: Lending space to a friend

What: "The analogy I use is, if you weren't using your cottage and lent it to a friend. That friend gets comfortable, maybe rearranges the furniture, and settles in. They may not want to leave just because you've come back," explains Lomber.

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Writer: Stephen Lomber
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Date: Oct 12 2010 3:02 AM



a: brain and nervous system ~
b: looking at an iceberg on the ocean

What:

"Some people may get help from this med others it may not help. Thats why it can be so frustrating as it is still a trial and error system as medicine's knowledge of the brain and nervous system is like looking at an iceberg on the ocean: you only see 1/10 to 1/4 of what's there."


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Writer: Tanner
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Date: May 18 2015 12:28 PM


A Car Humany Body Analogy

a: brain and nervous system ~
b: good driver

What:

"Our Brain and Nervous System is like a good driver who uses the function when ever required."


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: May 18 2015 12:30 PM


Maybe It's Both

a: brain and nervous system ~
b: an antenna for consciousness

What:

"Animals have similar pathways and current running through them, yet their self-awareness is limited. I keep coming back to Sheldrak's theory of how the human brain and nervous system is like an antenna for consciousness, not the generator. So perhaps that explains why animals aren't like us, because their antennas can't receive the same frequency of consciousness we do."


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Writer: Gnome
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Date: May 18 2015 12:35 PM


Deep-brain Stimulation

a: The deep-brain stimulation device ~
b: a cardiac pacemaker

What: The device "is like a cardiac pacemaker," said Mahlon R. DeLong, a professor of neurology at Emory who first identified the problem regions. A thin wire (the electrode) is inserted through the skull and into that region, then connected to a controller and battery implanted under a patient's skin. The results can be "dramatic and transformative,"

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Writer: Josh Fischman
LCC: QP
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Date: Jul 31 2011 1:09 PM



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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.