"thermoreceptors are like sensors, and when it is too cold or too warm they send signals to the hypothalamus. The Hypothalamus is in the middle of the brain and regulates body temperature. The thermoreceptors in the hypothalamus help regulate the temperature of blood in the brain."
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.