"Cortical Maps. Sensory cortex typically organizes into larger scale structures called maps (on the order of multiple cm 2 of cortex). By far the most well studied are the cortical maps of the sensory cortex, called topographic maps, because the arrangement of receptive fields of neurons in the sensory cortex is like a map of the sensory 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.