"Olfaction is like this background fabric to our world that we might not be conscious of, but we are using it to stay oriented," Jacobs said. "We may not see a eucalyptus grove as we pass it at night, but our brain is encoding the smells and creating a map."
"Olfaction is like a new language where you can develop your own vocabulary to describe fragrance and then create your own world."
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.