"Thus, the neocortex is like a framework or architecture upon which life's experiences will be imprinted."
"If the neocortex is like a computer hard drive, then the hippocampus is the save button: as we make different memories appear on the screen of our mind, they are stored when we hit the key to save the file."
"When you start emotional re-education, your neocortex is like a rider who has ridden his horse up and down the same straight road to work for ten years."
"The neocortex functions in phenomenally complex ways, from the cellular level of neurons to the gross anatomy level. At the most macroscopic level, the neocortex is like a large sheet of brain tissue, which if laid out flat, would comprise approximately 1.5 feet square."
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.