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.
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.