cognition without myelin
"If normal neuron chatter is like "e-mail," then cognition without myelin is like using smoke signals. When the brain is injured, oligodendrocytes kick into gear to produce extra myelin that helps to repair the brain and restore regular neurotransmission."
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.