Memory Glue

a: Catecholamine ~
b: glue

What: "Metaphorically, catecholamines are like glue or inerasable ink, firmly fixing or deeply inscribing memories into the brain." From page 93 of the linked book.

Writer: Josef Spiegel
Date: May 1 2013 9:20 AM

The Bully Response Hormone?

a: Catecholamine ~
b: a source of energy, spirit and resilience

What: "To put it simply, secretion of catecholamine is like a source of energy, spirit and resilience. Stress studies suggest that when a person is exposed to a situation where they are deprived of the sense of power and control for a long time, the level of cortisol is kept high, which in turn suppresses catecholamine. In this situation, the person experiences lack of energy and spirit."

Writer: Yoneyama Shoko
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 1 2013 9:22 AM

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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.