"And crucially, the more you know, the easier it is to know more. Memory is like a spiderwebb that catches new information. The more it catches, the bigger it grows. And the bigger it grows, the more it catches."
"Working memory is like a mental sticky note that keeps track of short-term information"
"Metaphorically, a memory is much more like an interpretative painting than it is like a photograph. We don't passively "record" an event or an idea when we memorize it. We actively combine whatever the incoming new information is with our existing knowledge and experience in our own uniquely personal way."
"A memory is like a snow globe,
Placed upon a shelf
A shrine to a single moment,
Given weight far beyond itself "
The rest is in the link...
The whole poem is in the link...
"This led one experimenter to speculate that memory was both everywhere and nowhere in particular. Lashley himself concluded that memories are stored in a distributed manner throughout the brain, since he could not find the memory traces which classical theory required. His student, Karl Pribram, extended this idea with the holographic theory of memory storage: memory is like a holographic image, stored as an interference pattern throughout the brain."
"The Greek philosophers held that memory is like a wax tablet on which experiences are imprinted, perhaps forever "
'But don't forget that memory is like salt: the right amount brings out the flavour in food, too much ruins it. If you live in the past all the time, you'll find yourself with no present to remember.'
"Memory is like surveillance footage: Everything gets picked up but you don't really review it unless there's an incident."
A file with concepts on mind and learning and stuffs like that...
"Memory is like a fishing net hung out over a bridge on a river; miles of river water have passed through that net, but very little has actually been caught."
"These memory T-cells are like a stored number on your cell phone; they are programmed to respond to a specific threat that has previously invaded the body.11 These memory T-cells are now programmed to respond to known threats, but will not rally to head off a new, unknown threat."
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.