"The language center, Broca's area, is like the articulate expressiveness of the string section "
"A study conducted at Johns Hopkins using recordings from the brain surface shows Broca's area is active early in the process of forming sentences and ends its work before a word is spoken. Scientists have theorized that Broca's area is like a play's director, controlling how an actor pronounces each line. But the research published in PNAS suggests Broca's area is writing the script -- organizing the string of sounds that express the playwright's ideas."
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.