"The Diencephalon is like the Cafeteria. The diencephalon is like a cafeteria because this is where the students' physical needs are met, including romantic dates arranged for later in the day. "
"The diencephalon is like a relay system between the input sensory neurons and other parts of the brain. It interconnects with other larger surrounding structures called the limbic system, which controls the memories and emotions."
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.