page 243 of 246     per page:
sorted by:

Date: 2016

"The subliminal mind is often depicted as a subterranean network that follows a bifurcating logic rarely touched by the light of day."

— Wampole, Christy

preview | full record

Date: 2016

"The plant's radical desire for what has decayed in the soil stands as a figure for memory, the reaching into dark recesses for what used to be alive."

— Wampole, Christy

preview | full record

Date: December 31, 2016

"An ancient inner layer [of the brain], inherited from reptiles, was presumed to contain circuits for basic survival. The middle layer, the 'limbic system,' supposedly contained emotion circuitry inherited from mammals."

— Barrett, Lisa Feldman (b. 1963)

preview | full record

Date: December 31, 2016

"The human brain didn't evolve like a piece of sedimentary rock, with layers of increasing cognitive sophistication slowly accruing over time."

— Barrett, Lisa Feldman (b. 1963)

preview | full record

Date: December 31, 2016

"Rather (in the words of the neuroscientist Georg Striedter), brains evolve like companies do: they reorganize as they expand."

— Barrett, Lisa Feldman (b. 1963)

preview | full record

Date: 2016

"The root's hidden and abject form resembles the unsayable aspects of the psyche."

— Wampole, Christy

preview | full record

Date: January/February, 2017

"Scarier still for those who have never supported Trump is that he just might colonize their brains, too."

— Konnikova, Maria (b. 1984)

preview | full record

Date: January, 2017

"They bleed -- if not from vaginas then from their sensitive souls."

— Kipnis, Laura (b. July 19, 1956)

preview | full record

Date: February 7, 2017

"This question just made my brain pixelate, and now the inside of my head's a roaring celebration."

— Smith, Ali (b. August 24, 1962)

preview | full record

Date: February 18, 2017

"'He lives inside his head, where he runs the same continuous loop of conflict with people he turns into enemies for the purposes of his psychodrama,' says Trump biographer Michael D'Antonio."

— Dowd, Maureen (b. January 14, 1952)

preview | full record

The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.