"The forebrain is like an onion with six successive layers of nervous tissue."
"The hindbrain may be the foundation for life functions, but the forebrain is like the floorboards upon which is erected the character of that life - who we are..."
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.