"Green states that the hindbrain is "like a fossil in your head (Green, 2014)." I wanted to post that because I thought it was an interesting way to look at your brain. Usually you do not compare your brain to a house, doll, or a fossil, but when you do it somehow makes more sense and is easier to remember in understanding the brain structures."
" The absolute worst thing you can do at this moment is to continue sitting around doing nothing. Your hindbrain is like a child that is focused on sticking a fork in an electrical outlet. You can't just tell the child "Don't do that." The child will now get more obsessed with the dangerous act. "
"The Hindbrain is like the snake or lizard section of out brain and is purely about survival. It is the 'fight' portion of the flight or fight response and in extreme situations will promote extreme responses to get us out of danger."
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.