"Synaptic transmission is like the old telegraph relay stations where the electrical signal is received, processed by biological mechanisms (the human telegraph operator) and then regenerated electrically on the other side. Except with synapses, the retransmission happens one pulse at a time. "
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.