"The cerebral cortex is like the bark on a tree-it forms the surface of the cerebral hemispheres. Despite a thickness of less than 0.2 inch (5 mm), the cortex is responsible for most higher brain functions, including language, memory, and consciousness. "
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.