"Working Memory is like the control tower of a major airport, responsible for scheduling and coordinating all incoming and outgoing flights. To achieve this, there are the two 'slave systems' described above, the Articulatory Loop and the Visuo-Spatial Sketch Pad responsible for short-term maintenance of information, and a Central Executive responsible for the supervision of integrating the information and for coordinating the slave systems. "
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.