"Neurons are like continents in that they have many nations, many states, and many cities. All are connected. The connecting area is the synapse or the synaptic gap. The synaptic gap is like a river between cities or a river that divides two states--like the Ohio River between Covington, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, Ohio. The synaptic gap is an open space between neurons. "
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.