Lack of sleep, especially REM sleep, can make you think you're hearing things. "A brain lacking sleep or under emotional stress is like a brain on drugs,"
"And emotional stress is like the leak in the roof that might cost hundreds of pounds and puts you into debt. Actually, I am nearly always in debt."
"It's a cancer because certain unhealthy and stress filled thoughts may be eating away at your mental healthiness. Being in a constant inner state of emotional stress is like having a mental cancer. The mind and body are not separate."
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.